Feb 15, 2019
MBL Minute: The Practice Of Mastery And Lincoln's Emotional Labor
The Practice of Mastery
Every master has developed a strong emotional connection to the Vision of their desired result. This is what creates the motivation to take action but it is the going practice of those actions that creates mastery. We all aspire to mastery but the path is always long and sometimes rocky. The master understands that the journey is the destination. The achievement of goals is important but the key to mastery is not in the results obtained but rather in the process of achieving those results.
Lincoln’s Emotional Labor
Abraham Lincoln often referred to givers as those with the courage to bringing forth the better angels of their nature. Authentic leadership and emotional intelligence are developed by doing the emotional labor of moving through our fears as opposed to being controlled by them. We all have challenging situations that leave us feeling tired or discouraged. The following is a partial list on the many challenges Abraham Lincoln faced that required his emotional labor. It is an example of how individuals and organizations can grow despite their challenges.
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