This week - a book and a skillshare class helped me re-think emotion.
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel has been a great read. He talks about how our investing behaviour is more influenced by emotion than we like to think.
"To grasp why people bury themselves in debt you don't need to study interest rates; you need to study the history of greed, insecurity, and optismism".
Now onto Skillshare. I accidentally bought a yearly subscription after my free trial lapsed. It was a whack to the pocket but has actually been a blessing in disguise. To get my moneys worth, I've been eating content like candy and discovered gems like Ali Abdaal's lesson on the Myth of Motivation. Ali reckons that we shouldn't rely on motivation to be productive because motivation is a fleeting emotion. He goes on to say that if we replace motivation with discipline, we'll get more done.
"This is the secret. When you have discipline, you go directly from thought to action regardless of how you're feeling."
Okay, I'm starting to get it - emotion gets in the way of success.
We can't really stop using our emotions (I like to lol) but I guess we could all get better at defining when to harness them or remove them from the equation.
And how can we better control our emotions? Self-awareness, meditating, journalling, therapy - all the good stuff.
This week I also put up a YouTube on The Abundance Mindset. I love geeking out on the energetics of money so if you're interested give it a watch and let me know your thoughts!
See you next week.