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Are you in the 13%?
Everyone experiences pain and difficulty at some time in their lives. Everyone
experiences conflict, whether with other people, or silently, inside their own
What is the element that causes some people to rise in the midst of adversity,
becoming stronger and more available? What element, by its absence, leaves us
with the urge to withdraw, to shrink, to becoming passive and afraid -- or
worse, to cover our fears with anger and wound those around us?
Emotional Quotient is a vital element in living a succesful life. It is the basis of
"good people skills." It is what gives us the ability to resolve conflicts well. It is
what makes a marriage successful, and it is the crucial component for children
to experience a happy childhood. Not only that, but research has confirmed
the fact that persons who grow up in a family environment filled with healthy
EQ, are not only happier, but they are more intelligent, and experience greater
success in life as adults. Without EQ, without exception, we
experience a profound sense of loss even when relating as adults
Studies consistently show the following:
-- 80+% of persons within the culture, do not receive the EQ training needed in
-- All conflicts, divorces, and relational difficulties in life consistently stem from
the lack of EQ in one or more persons involved.
-- When referred to a counselor, only 1 in 4 will actually make the call and
keep the appointment. (That's 25%).
-- Of that 25%, approximately half of those who make the call, will seek change
and pursue emotional health and growth. (That's the 13%).
Just a thought: If your car showed signs of not running well, how long would
you drive it, before you took it to a mechanic? Consider the relationships in
your life at the moment. Think of the areas where you might be experiencing
conflict, as a "trouble light" on a dashboard, saying "check engine." How long
will you let it continue? What do you think might happen?
How do we respond when we sense
That element is EQ -- otherwise known as
"The Emotional Quotient."
"If, when faced with a problem, we do the same thing
we have always done, the same way we have always
done it, and just "try harder," thinking we will get a
different result, we are on the brink on insanity."
-- John Maxwell
Rev. Debbye Graafsma, mcc, bcpc
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