Week 22 – Emotional Tools?

Well this was probably the last thing I thought I would write about so many years ago.  As a soldier I believe I was probably conditioned to be less than emotional about situations, however, I have never really put much thought into, until recently, the ability to use emotions as a tool.  Through the MKMMA Course we have experienced and been introduced to such great concepts.  The fact that this advice was so effective for me this last week, I felt strongly about writing about it.  We focus on 5 Components:

  • FEAR
  • GUILT
  • UNWORTHINESS
  • HURT FEELINGS
  • ANGER

fear

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noun     
1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc.,whether the threat is real or imagined;

2.  a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling:

3.  concern or anxiety; solicitude:

4.  reverential awe, especially toward God:

5.  something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension;

6.  anticipation of the possibility that something unpleasant will occur:

Fear is one of the strongest of these tools; however, it comes with the need for hard mental labor to overcome the ‘imagined’ threat.

Why do I consider it the strongest tool, because it carries with it an enormous amount of energy; and should you see the strength in that you will also see the focus it provides.  Think about this, when we are in ‘Real Fear’, i.e. imminent harm, we become instantly laser focused.  We quickly gather the necessary information, gather the parameters of the field of concern and define our response and action plan.  Just that alone is awe inspiring.  We can use this same process any time we want. we already own it and have perfected it all our life.  The problem is that we have never realized how this tool we own works, until now.

So FEAR should now be seen as ‘concentration and focus’ perhaps with mix of imagination.

 

guilt

noun
2.  a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offence, crime, wrong,etc., whether real or imagined.
3.  conduct involving the commission of such crimes, wrongs, etc.:
Guilt can be seen as self directed anger.  With this anger carries the energy for change.  When looked at form within, guilt validates that we have a spiritual compass and that it is working.

anger

noun
1.  a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong;wrath;
3.  grief;
Anger is a power tool, it bring the focus into play.  When we are angry we tend towards productivity focus.
Anger and Guilt can be partnered together, in some cases, guilt is anger turned inwards.

Hurt Feelings

Essentially when we have hurt feelings it is an acknowledgement that ‘We Care’

Bruce Lee

Unworthiness

Is really a cool guide.  Feelings of unworthiness serve to keep us on our true path; it is the guide inside us all that just says hey, you’re straying off the path, get back to the direction you need to be going.  Considerate the compass needle, always telling you what direction you are headed; when your going in an off directions it sounds off and lets your know.

The Mix

So how does this all work, this week I have felt a little off course, both at work (THE J.O.B.) and the business; and of course I felt a l little unworthy of the responsibilities placed on me In both. Which made me feel guilty for taking on so much, and angry that I was not living up to the responsibilities that I know I am capable of fulfilling.  Together all these made me feel a little fearful of the repercussions of failing…..

Here lies  the gold.  The fear started to get me focused, the harm is imminent in the JOB, just yesterday a friend and colleague was walked out for lack of performance.  (I work in a high paced, team environment, where all members must work diligently and effectively as individuals and as teams, or the tasks just don’t get completed.  Timeliness  and Innovation is a cornerstone and is very important to the companies reputation).  So back to the gold, the anger helped me focus as it was directed inside.  So with the focus, a clearer picture of what I needed to produce and a rapid time appreciation, I set out a plan of achievement, and commenced to go to work.  While a few ‘Other’ things got sent my way I just took them in stride and continually reassessed my needs and plan to accomplish the bigger picture.  Peers and Managers, instead of working around came without request to my support, and clear the path of obstacles for me. What started out as a off week has finished with a great many personal accomplishments and gratitude given to me by way of the ‘Master Mind’.  It amazed me, not that I focused and really took some large bites out of projects that I am working on, but all the gratitude and support that just showed up to assist without request.  So  I can only realize that the difference this week was the use of Emotions as Tools really came together to show me their value in a way that I had never overtly noticed.  WILD!

Dale Carnagie

 

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7 thoughts on “Week 22 – Emotional Tools?

    1. masterkeychrisstier Post author

      Thanks Brony, I’m finding more and more that I am actually using the tools more than realize. I have been trying to really dig down as of late. I may have to take you up on the challenge of ‘Unworthiness’. Thanks for the kind comments.

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      1. masterkeybrony

        Thanks! I have been digging deep for a reason … as the digging into this word has and is leading me down a path to the deep depths of my belief system. It’s quite amazing… and I’m enjoying myself along the way as I have let go of the Wanting and a feel more in the flow of revealing as I allow the world without.. to show me the world within. It’s very cool cause I know through this heroes journey I will come through it victorious with new awareness to share.. Cool!!!! Look forward to reading your blog this week.:-)

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    1. masterkeychrisstier Post author

      Thanks Terrence, Its has agin been my cathartic adventure. I have found the blogging to be a great way to self assess my grasp of the skills and when I have the experiences, sharing them solidifies the knowledge for me.

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