Emotional Muscle

 

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You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you respond.

But that’s not enough. 

A local cola delivery man….

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21 thoughts on “Emotional Muscle

  1. hkirk says:

    An incredibly good point. I can’t think of anyone that hasn’t faced this. It takes practice not to internalize it. Great insight.

  2. Excellent point! It is easy to say or even advise, that all you can control is how you respond, but the reality is that it is harder to let go of the hurt and the anger and not let that control you.

  3. ekurie says:

    Others’ behavior is their responsibility, not mine.

  4. rumadak says:

    Excellent point..every word sounds right while reading it! But its as hard to put into practise. I am not one of those forgetting person and often ask myself this question “What wrong have I done that some person behaved liked that with me?” And I never get a satisfactory answer. This affects me and impacts me. I hope after reading this post, i will be able to build some muscle too!

  5. The Simple Italians says:

    Very good point. We used to tell our kids this when they were growing up! No one else can make us mad, or whatever. We intentionally make those choices, even though we’re not always willing to face up to that fact! By the way, thanks for the follow!

  6. mylisaland says:

    I actually feel sorry for people whose emotions are so out of control that they yell and rage about silly, meaningless things. Whatever problems that man has, it goes a lot deeper than where the driver parked. You have to just “water off a duck’s back” with people like that. Maybe I just have a wicked sense of humor, but the meaner someone is in a situation, the (sickly sweet) nicer I am to them in return. It just infuriates them, and makes me laugh…

  7. This is how you become resilient in the workplace. Great tips!

  8. Angie Toh says:

    Reblogged this on iTransform Institute and commented:
    This is a great article by Cranston Holden. Yes, is not enough to merely control how we respond to a situation since we could well be suppressing our feelings and emotions. Acknowledge how we feel does not mean that we need to react to the other party. Is our own feelings and we take responsibility with our feelings. Enjoy this article.

  9. Angie Toh says:

    Thank you for sharing. Great article. Reblogged this on http://angietoh.com/.

  10. Nancy says:

    I never thought if it that way. Thanks for sharing.

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