We all behave impulsively from time to time…
We talk without considering whether we might be hurting the person next to us.
We eat that last piece of pie even though we’re on a diet.
We’re driving, someone recklessly cuts in front of us, and so we feel an urgent need to lash out at him.
We buy and sell where we really shouldn’t, without thinking through the consequences.
Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist and a New York Times best-selling author. Following her experience with a stroke, Bolte wrote My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, which recounts the insights that she has gained into the workings of her brain as she was experiencing the stroke.
Below is a TED talk that she gave, which, by the way, became one of the most viewed TED talk of all time.
Successful trading doesn’t happen when you’ve gotten rid of emotions. Rather it happens when you finally know what to do with them.
Today I bring you a quote from Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Today I’m feeling sad. I don’t know why. Things are going rather well for me but, for some reason, my mindset is not at its best.
And it’s Ok. Thoughts and emotions come and go, and it’s important to let ourselves feel them fully instead of ignoring them or denying them their existence.