Start With Feelings, Finish With Facts.
This is an important philosophy of mine.
I’m a sensitive, emotional guy - so when things get heated, I tend to let my feelings get the better of me.
I’ve come to terms with the fact that: that’s okay.
I have learned to fall in to the feelings, and let them do whatever they’re supposed to do.
In the past I used to beat myself up for feeling a certain way.
Now, i just lean into it.
My cognitive processing then very quickly kicks into gear and I start to disseminate the facts on the table.
Feelings are important, more often than not they reveal something critical. - but the facts then ensure you don’t do stupid things.
Start with feelings. Finish with facts.