Emotions Over Cognitions

We have evolved to have emotions and emotions aided us by having a purpose. Emotions either communicate something to ourselves, communicate something to others, or they motivate us for action. A new study backs the latter point by finding results of a study that has shown emotional responses to failures to be more effective than cognitive ones. So the next time you fail, focus on your emotions rather than your cognitions, which will improve your performance the next time you are faced with a similar task.