A few sentences from ‘Emotional Intelligence’ (Daniel Goleman) and my commentary on them.

On page 94 of my copy of the aforementioned book we can read (translation from Polish):

“(…) subordinating emotions to chosen goals is essential for concentration of attention, self-motivation and mastery, and creative work. Emotional self-control – postponing the fulfilment of desires and suppressing urges – lies at the basis of all achievements, and the ability to put oneself into a state of ‘creative rapture’ enables outstanding achievements in all fields. Individuals gifted with this ability achieve great results in everything they set their minds to.”

Who among us would not want to be among those characterised by emotional self-control? Emotions are necessary, they are there to serve us, but – attention – we must not allow them to work against us. And this is why it is so important to REACT in an appropriate manner to the emotions that arise within us. They can be positive or negative.

What emotions can we distinguish?
At https://www.verywellmind.com/ we can read about six basic emotions. These are:

happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, anger, surprise. On this website you can read about these six emotions.

The link is here:


The above extract (“subordinating emotions to chosen goals is essential for concentration of attention” etc) tells us that we can benefit from being “emotionally conscious”.

Have a great day.

Dariusz Łukasik (daretolive.blog)

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