Emotional Thinking Vs Rational Thinking

A father asked his teenage daughter, what will you be doing if you find out your son turnout to be a criminal? She angrily replied I will kill him on the spot. Father smiled and said, acknowledge his skills early and help him to stop crimes instead of doing crimes.

The supervisor was spell bound when he learnt that one of his field staff members used project funds for his salary and requested funds once again for project expenses. What was his thinking pattern at that time?

Couple of years ago, within a week of my return to Dubai, my father fell severely sick and finally he got admitted in to an intensive care unit. My amygdala got hijacked and I was clueless what to do for almost two days and cursing myself because of not being there on the need of the hour. Somehow, I managed to send some rescue by calling to friends and remitting money. However, I wasn’t happy at heart.

It took me a slip on rough surface causing bloody scratch on my knee to get back to my senses along with my sister’s message reading our father is out of danger and shifted to normal ward for post treatment.

After cleaning my wound and covering it with a plaster, I started to thinking rationally over the weekend on series of events and concluded that it might be through drinking contaminated water in the village he had visited in a summer. He carries his water with him since then as precautionary measure since then.

An emotional thinking led me to thoughts on cursing myself. Wherein, my rational thoughts helped me to realize my sisters’ courage and caliber to face the challenges. A sense of pride having such sisters who cares their father the most.

That’s the time I actually understood what my friend’s father was educating his teenage daughter and why the supervisor was still silent when it costed some time and money because of his field staff.

The key is how quick swift you are in changing your emotional thinking into rational thinking.

Published by Shashidhar Bairapu - NLP Practitioner and Life Coach

Introvert turned extrovert. Fun loving person and a passionate to share my knowledge. A post graduate in Environmental studies with over 15 years of professional experience combining in research, consultancy, industrial and Government sectors. A patient listener, keen observer and a solution provider. A passionate mentor and coach and he equipped himself with necessary certified training is NLP, coaching and his own life experiences in different geographical and cultural backgrounds.

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