The Key to Emotional Control

Clipped from Marlimus — The main thread in this theme is: BE OBJECTIVE, rather then subjective. The way you think is the way you are. Take a step out of your routine and OBSERVE. The action that comes out of that makes you Lord of the Citadel.
This text wants you work on Self-Empowerment and in order to do that you have to take action. Take that action, because you are responsible for your life.
There are no prisons other than in your mind. Think about that!
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Become the Lord of that citadel.
Take responsibility for what goes on inside your heart and your mind. In the words of Marcus Aurelius, “Each man must learn to live within the citadel of himself.”
Let love be a verb and not a noun.
be able to execute this process, you need to believe that you have the power to chose who you love.
Stephen Covey advocates that one must analyze one’s emotions through the lens of one’s value system, your core beliefs about who you are or who you want to be.
Common approaches to emotional control:

  1. Distraction
  2. Repression
  3. Affirmation
  4. Rationalization
THE REAL KEY TO EMOTIONAL CONTROLRead Stephen Covey’s landmark self-empowerment text “The 7 Highly Habits Of Highly Effective People”.
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