It’s weekend time and it’s time for me to exercise how to be a writer. Whew! It’s still difficult to put on words what I am thinking. Still, it’s not easy to select the right words. Thankfully, Microsoft word helps me to pick the synonyms for the word that seems to be confusing (lol).
How was your week by the way? How was your stock market activity? How was your emotions? I hope all is well.
For this week, I choose to share the quotes about Emotional Intelligence! Why? Because I was impatient last week! (Sigh). Really, I was sad after the incident. It should not be happening!
“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery… we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.” ~ Dalai Lama
Indeed, Anger disturbs our father-son relationship last week. Here’s what happened. My son has a school activity- a concert show last Wednesday. On Tuesday afternoon, after He reach home from school, I asked him to sing in front of me and my wife. We want to hear him singing. However, He doesn’t feel to sing that time (never he sings to us anyway). He said, He is shy. I told him, if he is shy to sing in front of us, how much more during the concert where so many people are watching. But he insisted not to sing. Until I blown up. Then, punishment time for not following what I want. He cried too much while kneeling and hands side-ward with a book on his palm. By the way, my son is still in grade 2.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else: you are the one who gets burned.” ~ Buddha
I finally give up. I feel pity with my son, but in the end he still sings with a crying voice.
“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us – how we can take it, what we do with it – and that is what really counts in the end” ~ Joseph Fort Newton
Peter Shepherd said, “Intelligence of the heart is lacking in our culture, so that all too often, instead of responding mindfully, with integrated reason and feelings, we react with the emotional maturity of spoilt children. But emotional intelligence isn’t fixed, it’s a vital attribute we can continue to develop throughout our life, as we learn from mistakes and understand better the value of empathy and compassion”.
“Never speak out of anger, never act out of fear, never choose from impatience, but wait… and peace will appear.” ~ Guy Finley
Inner peace is already there awaiting us, in our soul.
Did you get impatient with your kids? How do you react?
How about your emotions in stock market? Do you know how to control your emotions? If you do, CONGRATULATIONS! If you don’t, well, you have to ACT now. As Warren Buffet said (the greatest and most successful stock market investor in the world), when it comes to investing, your emotions can be your worst enemy. Hence, to be successful in stock market like him, we need to learn the most important skills that is, how to control our emotions.