Describe a scenario of when emotion influenced a personal or professional decision in your life to offer instructor some context. Then, answer the following questions:
- Did this emotional influence on your thinking exert a positive or negative influence?
- Did it help or hinder your thought process?
- If it helped you think more clearly, how so?
- If it hindered your thought process, what could you have done to make this emotional influence a more positive and helpful one?
Consider this example:
You are offered a new job with a huge increase in pay. Your first day will be in two weeks. You are very excited and your mind jumps to all the possibilities of how your life will change with this new opportunity. This weekend you go out and buy a brand new SUV. The next day, after the excitement starts to come down, you find yourself with buyer’s remorse, and worry about being able to afford the vehicle if the job offer somehow falls through.
In this situation, the excitement of the new job and pay potential hindered the thought process, potentially causing additional stress, since you haven’t started the new job yet, or received the new paycheck to confirm that you are able to afford the increased payment for the SUV. An option you could have considered is waiting until you started the job and received your first paycheck to determine if the new car payment would fit into your budget.
Length: 2-3 paragraphs