We are endowed with the control over our mind, our spirit, and our emotions. Harnessing these three we set our self free from the influence of others. We project our freedom in three ways. The most important of which is our body language. Our tone and words are a second manner of expressing our freedom from others. Finally, spiritually we find a third form of freedom from the control of others. The third president of the united States of America, Thomas Jefferson, once said, "Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
Imagine your own self remaining cool and unruffled under all circumstances. That is an awesome feeling. Have you ever worked with someone that projected this quality? If so, do you remember a time when things were going rough the team sought after this cool and unruffled individual for the answer. This is a quality that attracts and demands attention. While others show despair, anxiety, and disdain in their body language and tone, great leaders control their emotions so that their mind is sharp.
Let us all take the time this weekend to carry through with the recognition phase of self control. Pay close attention to how outside factors affect our emotions. Whether it is the news, the weather, the football game, the boss, or the family we are almost constantly bombarded with attacks on our self control and on our ability to reason. We control these faculties, no one else does. While they may try, we can win, because we own our self. Count how many times an outside influence attempts to control your thoughts and emotions over the weekend. You may very well be overwhelmed.
Copyright © Robert Clinton Chedester 2012