The Top Inspirational Quotes From The Book Emotional Intelligence By Daniel Goleman

One of the most powerful books I’ve ever read is Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. Many people think that simply being intellectually smart is the best way to go in achieving success. However that’s not the case, it’s being emotionally intelligent.

The world is obviously run by people and if you don’t know how to get along with others, no matter how smart you are, you’re going to struggle in the world.

Below are some great quotes from this book. Enjoy.

“There are certain emotions that will kill your drive; frustration and confusion.  You can change these to a positive force.  Frustration means you are on the verge of a breakthrough.  Confusion can mean you are about to learn something.  Expect the breakthrough and expect to learn.”  — Kathleen Spike, Master Certified Coach

“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us — -how we can take it, what we do with it —- and that is what really counts in the end.” —- Joseph Fort Newton

“Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence.”  — Robert K. Cooper. Ph.D.

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. -Daniel Goleman

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

 -Theodore Roosevelt

Anyone can be angry–that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way–that is not easy. -Aristotle

When you make people angry, they act in accordance with their baser instincts, often violently and irrationally. When you inspire people, they act in accordance with their higher instincts, sensibly and rationally. Also, anger is transient, whereas inspiration sometimes has a lifelong effect. -Peace Pilgrim

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.” 

― Daniel Goleman

“Emotional self-control– delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness- underlies accomplishment of every sort” 

― Daniel Goleman

“Fear, in evolution, has a special prominence: perhaps more than any other emotion it is crucial for survival.” 

― Daniel Goleman

In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding. Daniel Goleman

One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us. Daniel Goleman

But there has also been a notable increase in recent years of these applications by a much wider slice of psychotherapists – far greater interest than ever before. Daniel Goleman

Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness. Daniel Goleman

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Author: Khoa Bui

Khoa Bui is an author, trainer and chief editor of YouBeRelentless. He enjoys reading books on self development, success, productivity, money, relationships and leadership. When he’s not writing, he likes to enjoy a glass of red wine with a fine cuban cigar while watching the entire season of Entourage. You can check out Khoa’s work at www.khoa-bui.com.

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