Do you have self-control? How would you rate your self-control on a scale from 1-10? “TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control—a skill that unleashes massive productivity by keeping you focused and on track,” shares Dr. Travis Bradberry.
Self-control isn’t something that comes naturally, you have to be disciplined and determined no matter what curve ball is thrown your way. It’s much easier to focus on your failures than your successes especially when something comes in between your goals. Let’s face it, no matter how you rated your self-control, we can all use a little help with it. Dr. Bradberry uncovers the things emotionally intelligent people do to keep themselves not just in control but productive too. He adds, “They consciously apply these twelve behaviors because they know they work.” So grab a pen and take notes:
- They Forgive Themselves
- They Don’t Say Yes Unless They Really Want To
- They Don’t Seek Perfection
- They Focus On Solutions
- They Avoid Asking “What If?”
- They Stay Positive
- They Eat
- They Sleep
- They Exercise
- They Meditate
- They Ride the Wave
- They Squash Negative Self-Talk
How do you plan on improving your self-control?