Emotions cooperate with our brain. Emotions lead us towards people or – away from them. Emotions make us move or they make us freeze to pause. Emotions also trigger us, to make certain decisions.
Today, I picked 3 emotions for you to explain a bit how “we function” and how we can control our very own decision machine. For example there are: sadness, impatience and frustration.
>> the sensation of pain, mostly caused by an incident or special event like sudden death of someone, an illness, when you miss someone badly or, after failure <<
>> the inability to wait and to go on living with unfulfilled wishes and desires. People might lose hope. Opposite: patience and hope go hand in hand <<
>> caused by the denial of a special wish: a forced abstinence of something you wanted so badly <<
When we feel sad we tend to either fall into a depression – worst case – or we look for a quick way back to the sunny side of life. A friend might support with a helping hand and if you´re strong you will manage it on your own. To turn away from a sad situation or to stay with it for a while we need to make a decision! Emotion is the trigger.
When we are impatient we want things to happen right away and not in one, five or 20 years! We want things NOW. But this is not how life functions. The emotion of impatience triggers us to make decisions. Important then is to notice the direction of the decision result in which we are leading ourselves. Is it favorable? Do you alternatively make the decision to learn how to become patient?
When we are frustrated, we undergo a strong emotion, an emotion caused by a strong wishful conception. It could be strong due to a long-term dream or due to the immediate hope to get a quick positive result in a certain life situation. The trigger of this emotion is connected to wishful thinking, which is maybe a bit too far away from the reality.
Emotions trigger our decision making.
Some ad hoc decisions can cause a negative explosion when we undergo a heavy frustration or it might cause a positive turn away from the wrong direction which didn´t lead you anywhere. A frustration can easily occur when you move on “wrong land” where you don´t belong.
If you have too much of a choice of similar things then it´s sometimes hard to choose the thing which makes you happy. Impatience can occur when you experience indecision, indecision due to too much selection. Impatience can also be a heritage from your childhood, a childhood where probably things fell into your hands – managed by your parents – and later reality became a shocking wake up call.
Sadness then isn´t too far away! It´s all connected.
All in all, various emotions trigger our inner decision making machine, more than we´re aware of.
look back and write down the events in your life when you made a strong decision which led to change in your life.
which emotion often was the trigger?
If you figure this out you get to know your own decision-motor. A quick look inside of you helps understanding your emotional triggers – those triggers, which are the leader of your decisions. Are they a good leader? Or do you have to adjust it a little?
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect