Become a better leader. Become emotionally fit.
Because emotions drive behavior.
Because emotions are contagious.
Because your emotions have the power to inspire, heal, and reassure, in times of chaos.
Now more than ever
The world is in crisis. Leaders need to manage their own anxiety as well as the anxiety of their team. There is no playbook. Uncertainty continues as re-opening triggers fear, overwhelm, confusion, and anger. Grief and sadness are strong undercurrents.
The Way Forward Is Through
Dismissing, denying, or numbing out emotions won't keep you or others safe. What will then? Acknowledging and identifying your emotions. Feeling your feelings, all of them. Sadness, anger, confusion, even despair. Emotions, when fully felt, dissipate, so that you can return to your best self.
Choose to be an emotionally fit leader
The choice to become emotionally fit is not just about choosing to be a better leader. It's a choice to be a better husband, wife, father, mother, son, or daughter.
The choice to create a better world starts with you. It always has. As Gandhi said so eloquently, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."