24 Feb Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life | Susan David
2021: Book #13
Ever get stuck in an emotion?
Perhaps an emotion comes along and it isn’t something you feel, but it’s like a train.
You hop on and ride that emotion for a while.
That emotion then leads you to thoughts about yourself.
You find yourself stuck in that emotion and not able to break free from it.
Ever been there?
If so, Susan David’s incredible book is for you. As a matter of fact, her book should be read by everyone.
“Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life” is one of those rare books that helps you understand yourself. Beyond the understanding, it provides you practical steps to help stop certain hurtful thought processes.
I’m just going to say it.
Read this book.
Order it today.
Here are a few quotes to whet your appetite:
“The poet John Milton summed it up in the seventeenth century: “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
“People who are hooked into a particular way of thinking or behaving are not really paying attention to the world as it is. They are insensitive to context – whatever the context. Rather, they’re seeing the world as they’ve organized it into categories that may or may not have any bearing on the situation at hand.”
“The aggressive pursuit of happiness is also isolating. In yet another study, the higher the participants ranked happiness on their list of objectives or goals, the more they described themselves as lonely on daily self-evaluations.”
“One of the greatest human triumphs is to choose to make room in our hearts for both the joy and the pain, and to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. This means seeing feelings not as being “good” or “bad” but as just “being.”
So much more.
I don’t say this lightly, but this is an incredible book.
There is a danger.
It appears Dr. David does not believe in absolute truth, but in allowing a person to determine their own truth and to live within their own set of values. Be aware of that as you consume this book.
There is so much good in this book.
It truly is helpful and can be life changing.
5 out of 5 stars.
Leaders are readers.
If you want to be a better leader…be a reader.