Feelings Are Signals

Feelings Are Signals

Feelings are signals.

I'm seeing lots of posts about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. The high and lows are real. Regardless of whether you are a business owner or work in a different role, ups and downs are part of the journey. Some days, especially ones where I have a lot of learning to do, I find myself thinking “I should just stop.”

The reality is, whether I choose to stop or not, the feelings are not going to go away. Feelings are signals and I’m learning that (just like when the tea bag machine makes a clunky sound) there needs to be a thorough investigation process to get to the root cause.

For uncomfortable feelings I try to dig deep on why I am feeling what I am feeling. Once I can get deep, and very specific, about what the feelings are telling me – then I can start sourcing the systems, help, or expert feedback needed to address the issue.

For over-the-top high feelings, I try to do everything I can to stop myself from making rash, over confident decisions in this state. This includes looking at all the ways I could go wrong with my logic (in decision making) and sourcing expert feedback (a concept by the Trico foundation of Friendly Wise Skeptic has been super helpful here).

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