If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
– Daniel Goleman
I think this topic is of great importance. 25 years ago I didn’t even know that such a thing existed. Then I read Dan Millman’s Way of the Peaceful Warrior and my life was never the same. It planted ideas in my mind that have never left me and since then, through lots of fits and starts, I have dedicated myself to a life of awareness. A life of emotional awareness. I am no Saint. I do this because its helpful to my life. I have a daily awareness practice because it helps me achieve the things I want most in my life. Please listen to the podcast on this subject by clicking here: MattOGrady Podcast
PS: Here is link to Emotional Guidance Scale that I reference in the podcast: Emotional Guidance Scale