I’ve been listening to Tal Ben Sharr’s Positive Psychology lectures on YouTube lately and I loved his comments about negative emotions. In the Coaching industry, many people try to get rid of negative emotions and many of us in our daily lives find ways to eliminate or avoid our negative emotions. We eat, drink, watch TV, gamble etc.
His lecture suggests that the only people that don’t experience negative emotions are psychopaths (and I’m not even sure that’s true) and … dead people. Yep, so if you’re dissapointed, frustrated, angry, upset, scared, insecure, resentful or anything else we can put under the ‘negative’ umbrella, then congratulations! You’re absolutly, perfectly normal!