124 I13 Negative Emotion – Ineffective



Not producing any significant or desired effect.

Practical Tips

  1. Address the subject matter with a questioning mind.
  2. Develop a ‘no stone unturned’ attitude and keep working at the issue until you become effective or choose to let it go.
  3. Have the belief that all the resources you need are around you, sometimes you have to look deeper for them.

Beliefs and Affirmations

Feeling Ineffective is great, because it makes me question what I am doing!


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel….Ineffective, is when I have consciously decided to take a break.

Example Challenges

DC118 I forgot to eat today as I was busy and felt tired at work – so I ate cake which made me feel sad.


“It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.”
– William Glasser