This week in my Achieving Goals Series I am focusing on managing emotions. The sixth Principle in my 8 Effect Goal Setting Model is developing Emotional Stability.
Emotional Stability helps sustain a vision by managing emotions. Part of creating emotional stability is knowing how to control your emotions and develop emotional resiliency (bouncing back after a setback and not get “stuck” in old thoughts and patterns).
In the 8 Effect Exercise, your role is to complete the sentence using your own words to help you understand the principle. During the 8 Effect exercise remember to:
- Be Present.
- Reflect on what it will feel like to achieve your goal using a positive emotion.
- Reflect on what it will look like to achieve your goal.
Use your 8 Effect Exercise when you become stuck and are no longer moving towards your goal. Effective use of your 8 Effect will help you rewire your desires to achieve your goals when intention is not enough.
An example of a financial goal using the 8 Effect Exercise is below. Remember the person with emotional resilience has perseverance, and internal locus of control, and optimism: They see the positive in most situations and believe in their own strength.
During challenges, I believe in my own strength.
I trust in the process and move forward.
Below is your 8 Effect Exercise for Emotional Resilience:
During challenges, ______ ______ _______ _______ ______ _______.
I _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____.