Every Single Thing We Do Is Driven by Emotions

How to link your emotions to your actions and find motivation — at work and in life.

“I am not interested in how people move, but in what moves them.“
— Pina Bausch

I’ve Lost My Instinct and My Brain Can’t Tell Me Where It Is

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Emotions Make People Move

Stepped Clutch

Grief

Anger

Enthusiasm

Disgust

Fear

Hopelessness

Love

The Plutchik Wheel of Emotions

Ways of Reconnecting

  1. We could keep doing what we’re doing, but each time there’s a motivational slump, or we “really hate it”, we can look for an emotional impulse somewhere that activates our action. Maybe, ironically, even that anger itself could help us attack the given issue.
  2. We could, over time, observe on which topics we carry strong or consistent emotions, and what those emotions want us to do. And then, maybe, one step after another, actually start doing that.

What If

“I am not interested in how people move, but in what moves them.“
— Pina Bausch

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