As I mentioned in the previous chapter, we all experience many different emotions. We feel hurt, we feel love, we feel joy, we feel sadness. Depending on what research you read, these could number up to 135 or 177, with eight so-called core emotions. So for this purpose we are simply going to say there are many to choose from. Some people feel a hundred of them in a week; others no more than 10 in a lifetime.
Most of the time, however, you and I will experience up to three driving emotions that sit high above all the other emotions. Our emotional hierarchy looks like this . . .
Your driving emotions
These three driving emotions animate us, motivate us and connect us to our goal by propelling us towards the results we want and desire. Whether it is acceptance or love or acknowledgement, these are the emotions we crave, sometimes to our own detriment. Whatever driving emotion propels you to be the best you that you can be, you need to combine it with high self-confidence, self-worth and self-belief. Over the next couple of chapters I will show you a simple way to determine what is truly important for you to feel, have and do.
Your core emotions
These are the emotions that you experience ...