Is a Leadership Opportunity Calling For a Better You?
Big opportunities often require going into unknown territory, where chaos is always just around the corner. When this happens, it's easy to:
- Spend too much time ruminating, wasting your precious energy and attention
- Get tripped up by limiting beliefs and let yourself stew in the emotions of fear and/or anxiety
- Take things personally and be defensive, and as a result, damage key relationships and erode trust
Whether it's stepping up to a new role, starting a business, or addressing a leadership challenge, emotional fitness can help you be your best self, day in and day out.
I had hit a wall that I was having a hard time climbing around or over, and I was tired of my own limitations.
I learned how to identify, feel and be comfortable with an entire range of emotions. As simple as that sounds, it was not my native language after a childhood that tamped down any expression of feelings, aside from a tepid "happy".
By owning all of my emotions, the full range, I am not so afraid of the world, and use the innate intelligence that my emotions bring to inform my decisions. For example, until doing this work, I thought that anger was this explosive oxygen-sucking heat in the room. Now, I understand that it is a reasoned response to an unreasonable situation.
The "material" comes up every day, and I have the opportunity to work with it and grow stronger. Instead of living in fear, I now have courage and faith. It is awfully nice to feel grounded in my being, complete and whole.
Anne Sorensen, Non-Profit Executive