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Daniel Goleman Quotes About Our Emotional Success

1. If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. – Daniel Goleman

2. In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding. – Daniel Goleman

3. One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us. – Daniel GolemanDaniel Goleman quotes

4. There is zero correlation between IQ and emotional empathy… They’re controlled by different parts of the brain. – Daniel Goleman

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5. Empathy and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. That’s why they look alike. – Daniel Goleman

6. Teachers need to be comfortable talking about feelings. This is part of teaching emotional literacy – a set of skills we can all develop, including the ability to read, understand, and respond appropriately to one’s own emotions and the emotions of others. – Daniel Goleman

7. As a freshman in college, I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. I took a meditation class to handle anxiety. It really helped. Then as a grad student at Harvard, I was awarded a pre-doctoral traveling fellowship to India, where my focus was on the ancient systems of psychology and meditation practices of Asia. – Daniel GolemanDaniel Goleman quotes

8. A little girl who finds a puzzle frustrating might ask her busy mother (or teacher) for help. The child gets one message if her mother expresses clear pleasure at the request and quite another if mommy responds with a curt ‘Don’t bother me – I’ve got important work to do. – Daniel Goleman

9. Smart phones and social media expand our universe. We can connect with others or collect information easier and faster than ever. – Daniel Goleman
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10. Emotions are contagious. We’ve all known it experientially. You know after you have a really fun coffee with a friend, you feel good. When you have a rude clerk in a store, you walk away feeling bad. – Daniel GolemanDaniel Goleman quotes

11. The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication. – Daniel Goleman

12. A prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain. – Daniel Goleman

13. When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions. – Daniel Goleman

14. If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment. – Daniel GolemanDaniel Goleman quotes

15. But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job. – Daniel Goleman

16. Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses. – Daniel Goleman

17. True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it. – Daniel GolemanDaniel Goleman quotes

18. The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain. – Daniel Goleman

19. Emotional ‘literacy’ implies an expanded responsibility for schools in helping to socialize children. This daunting task requires two major changes: that teachers go beyond their traditional mission and that people in the community become more involved with schools as both active participants in children’s learning and as individual mentors. – Daniel Goleman

20. People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature. – Daniel Goleman

21. The social brain is in its natural habitat when we’re talking with someone face-to-face in real time. – Daniel GolemanDaniel Goleman quotes

22. Whenever we feel stressed out, that’s a signal that our brain is pumping out stress hormones. If sustained over months and years, those hormones can ruin our health and make us a nervous wreck. – Daniel Goleman

23. Every morning, I go off to a small studio behind my house to write. I try to ignore all email and phone calls until lunchtime. Then I launch into the sometimes frantic busy-ness of a tightly scheduled day. – Daniel Goleman

24. I think the smartest thing for people to do to manage very distressing emotions is to take a medication if it helps, but don’t do only that. You also need to train your mind. – Daniel Goleman

25. I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example. – Daniel GolemanDaniel Goleman quotes

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    September 30, 2019 at 2:15 PM

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