There are times when your emotions are not your best friends.

When a firefighter is trying to rescue people from a building on fire, she can’t afford to panic or get emotional. She can only focus on the job at hand and do it with a clarity of thought.

On the other hand, there are helpful emotions like empathy and compassion which allow you to become better at your craft.

For example – A Pediatrician who can bring his emotion to the game and talk to a kid like no other doctor does.

There are helpful emotions and there are unhelpful ones.

We can start identifying the helpful ones which add value to our work and shun the unhelpful ones.

P.s. – The Buddha referred to these mind-states as wholesome mind-states and unwholesome mind-states.