Reading Journey: Emotional Agility by Susan David Part 2

Hi, book lover!

I just finished Susan David's book, Emotional Agility and I learned a lot from this book that I wanted to share with you.

This book is about the new way of handling life's up and downs created by David based on years of studies on emotions. 

Here are some of the key takeaways:

1.'Negative' thoughts and emotions are messengers that help us go back to our core values. 

2. If you are comfortable with discomfort, you will thrive.

3. There are kinds of people who deal with the challenges in life and the emotions they carry, those who bottle them up, brood over them, and learn from them.  

4. There are six steps to thriving after being exposed to a stimulus that triggers our emotions: being hooked, showing up, stepping out, walking your why, moving on, and thriving.  

5. Emotional agility helps us become authentic people.

Memorable Quote

"All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone."

Thoughts and Reflections

I was surprised by the roles of our thoughts and emotions. I grew up thinking that if you get mad, you are a bad person; or if you express vulnerability you are weak. I just hope that emotional agility is taught at homes and in schools so that our children would be more aware about their feelings and they are able to mange them well. In this way, human interactions will foster stronger connections and more meaninful life. 

🙋‍♀️ Question

To my readers, what are your thoughts on emotional agility?

Feel free to share in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading my post. I hope that you learn something from my reading experience.

Until next time. ❤️