‘‘Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”
It is easy to shine when everything is going well, but it is how we respond to these stressful events that sets us apart from the crowd.
Poise comes before maturity. When we get it, and keep it under pressure, we will always put ourselves in a place of advantage.
Panicking usually has a negative effect on a situation, but remaining calm and cool enables us to think and act more intelligently.
Make it your aim to never panic. It is easy to shine when everything is going well, but it is how you respond to these stressful events that sets you apart from the crowd.
Studies show that our body language does not just reflect our emotions, it can cause them. An article in Scientific American, “Smile! It Could Make You Happier,” shows that Botox recipients, whose ability to frown is compromised, are happier and less anxious on average than people who can frown. Physically displaying expressions of negative emotions such as anxiety or anger acts like a feedback loop which, in turn, heightens that emotion.
Remember, the more tranquil you become, the greater is your influence, and your power to succeed.
“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”