Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Success and Happiness

Many people here on earth possess an intellectual intelligence that enables them to succeed in their chosen career and life path. They are able to learn new things and find ways to survive and solve their problems.  However, when it comes to achieving success and happiness in life, there is more to it than just intellectual intelligence.

What we need to do is enhance our emotional intelligence, which is our ability to cope with stress and deal with our emotions. Emotional intelligence allows us to set our controls, manage our emotions, and have better relationship with others.

There are many aspects of life that require emotional intelligence. How we cope with the pressures of everyday life requires our ability to set limitations on how we react. How we maneuver through the complexities of our professional lives requires strong management of our emotions. Our mental and physical health is also affected by how we feel. Most importantly, our relationships with the people we love are affected by our capacity to understand and communicate with them.

Achieving emotional intelligence has a strong impact on how successful and happy we are because we become better able to deal with ourselves and others.  When we find ways to enhance our emotional intelligence, we can continue to live our lives in a more fruitful and positive way.

You can enhance your emotional intelligence by finding ways to become aware of your emotions. Connecting with your emotions allows you to better understand how you feel in certain situations and how you react to those circumstances. Knowing more about your emotions will help prepare you for how to better deal with them when they emerge and find ways to make things more positive instead of aggravating.

Dealing with stress is another way of improving your emotional intelligence. Just imagine how negatively you react to something, even the smallest of things, when you are highly stressed. Stress can easily break you and can cause you to react to things in a way that you will likely regret later.  But, if you look for ways to reduce stress in your life, you will find that you will be able to deal with your emotions better.

Emotional intelligence is an important part of a prosperous life. Take the time and make an effort to improve your emotional intelligence, so you can enjoy a life of stability and positivity.

-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area RealtorFeng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA  22101
Fax:   703-873-1901
Cell:  703.650.8838

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