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Salutations!

I have not been writing as much as Id like to lately because its been a busy couple of weeks. I wanted to share a wonderful TED talks video with you though. I simply found it to be utterly thought provoking. I will not discuss it yet but hope to in the near future…its topic is VERY important to the very understanding we have of ourselves and those around us.

Please do watch with an open mind and some time to spare.

Enjoy

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Emotionally Logical

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.”  -Dale Carnegie

The above quote holds some truth, but I believe that we are also logical creatures of course. However, emotion usually comes first, logic later.

The key is to be, what I call, emotionally logical. Every situation is as unique as the person experiencing it. So how can I be emotionally logical you ask. Well, you can’t stop yourself from feeling something (e.g if I kick you in the shin you’re not going to be happy about it), this natural response is what I call the “emotional reflex”. Now before acting out on that first emotion simply think before you act. Being silent and walking away is also a reaction and many times its the best answer to a complicated situation.

As creatures of emotion, we become consumed by our feelings. We forget to channel them in a positive way. Take time to think before you act or speak, it makes all the difference.

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Expectation and Experience

Expectations can sometimes be unrealistic, lets be honest, no one truly understands a situation until they’ve experienced it. When we set our hopes too high the struggles we later endure can slam us back to reality that much harder. 

You dont have to be a Negative Nelly, but understand that struggles are a part of life, so just because you sought to follow a certain path does not mean you wont find bumps along the way.

Every remedy has its set of side effects. Every experience has its unique struggle. Remain dedicated to whats right for you and don’t give up when things get tough! After all, 

“Failure is not fatal; victory is not success.”
-Tony Richardson

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