Emotion – a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
Far too often, men find themselves in situations they regret due to letting their emotions get the best of them. Acting out due to an emotional response has negatively affected the lives of too many men.
While emotion is natural and necessary, it’s vital to hone your emotional response. When fear, anger, or anxiety strike, you need to know how to process these emotions, then act.
When you act before processing these emotions, the people you hurt the most are more often than not the ones you love the most. The damage left in your wake can often be substantial.
By harnessing your emotions, you will begin to forge emotional intelligence and take control of your life.
In this episode of Untaming Masculinity, Dan and Brad talk about not letting your emotions get the best of you. Having emotions is natural and expected, but it’s vital that you don’t allow the emotion to sabotage your relationships. They dive into several strategies that will help you recognize your emotion, process it, then act. Dan also introduces the concept of E+R=O, or Event + Response = Outcome. That result relies solely on you.
- Unf*ck Yourself – Gary John Bishop
- Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
- Battle Cry – Jason Wilson
- E+R=O. (Event + Response = Outcome)