In Kindergarten, five-old Farguart learned to hang a sign around his neck with a ‘feeling’ label on it to identify the emotion he was experiencing, and to change the ‘feeling’ label as he climbed to joy on the little wooden stairs steps:
- Joy: I feel glad
- Anger: I feel mad
- Fear: I feel scared
- Sadness: I feel so-sad
If little Farguart could learn to identify emotions and feelings, articulate desirable behaviors—and then actually follow-through and exhibit them—so can you. Moreover you can role-model these skills to others and help them develop their skills that contribute 80% to their success in life. In the process, you, too can be more successful.