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Posted at: Mar 14, 2018, 12:47 AM; last updated: Mar 14, 2018, 12:47 AM (IST)

Build emotional experience to achieve career goals

Build emotional experience  to achieve career goals

Vivek Bindra

We have been hearing that ‘where there’s a will, there is a way’, which is a good concept but the emotional experience is a more impactful concept in the lives of successful people. Without will power, you can’t start the journey of success but to go longer and achieve success one needs to have emotional experience.

Will power works on the principle of denial and is against a desire whereas emotional experience is fighting for a desire. Like, I will not be late for office on a daily basis, here one has to fight many desires to achieve the goal like getting out of bed on time, getting ready in time etc but with emotional experience it is the image of the most punctual person on time that motivates the employee to be on time. Thus, while  with will power a person may reach office on time for a few days or weeks, with emotional experience it will be a permanent feature.

In other words, will power stays for a short-term, whereas emotional experience stays for a long-term

If you as a leader are capable of designing the emotional experience for yourself or your organisation then your subconscious develops a form or a visual which makes the whole activity a necessity to be executed. Like as a Leader you would want to achieve 200% of sales target then with sheer will you may be able to work for 1 week or 10 days but the team spirit will start waning after sometime so if you have emotional experience in place,  which is shared by your whole team then it becomes a collective effort as the imagery of team of the month or best performing team at the end of the month will push every team member subconsciously towards the goal.

Will power alone cannot sustain as it has no mental pillar to back it, mind works better with pictures and emotions which emotional experience will provide.

Will power is a good way to start with but if an individual builds emotional experiences then it becomes a game changer.

In any office, if you are praised then it builds a positive reference for future, if it has not happened to you yet then it can be cultivated if you visualise the whole scenario time and again that you have been praised for your achievements. When re-enforced multiple times it builds new neuro-pathways of brain, which helps to find your own success formula.

One has to build a new creative addictive vision for success, to achieve that write a few pointers about the vision like describing timeline, benefits, shape & size – how this success will look like, how you will feel when you achieve your goal. This will help to create the neuro pathways for the brain and it will become a subconscious habit which will make you work towards the goal by default.

Once you have the clarity of vision all you need to do is work on actionables, writing down 5 steps that you need to take to begin the journey will always help. Think about what you want to achieve and jot down pointers on how to achieve the same.

Emotion leads to devotion which will help you overcome any commotion.

The writer is a Motivational Speaker, Leadership Trainer & Business Coach

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