Video: The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David

Some Takeaways – From Susan

  • The purpose of greater levels of emotional agility is for true resilience and thriving
  • What Susan says about the rigidity of the conventional view of emotions is the conventional view of emotions as good or bad, positive or negative, is rigid and rigidity in the face of complexity is toxic
  • What the World Health Organization tells us about depression is that depression is now the single leading cause of disability globally, outstripping cancer, and outstripping heart disease
  • The proportion of people in Susan’s survey who judged themselves for having “so-called bad emotions” was a third (1/3) of 70,000 people
  • ‘Being positive’ has become “a new form of moral correctness”
  • When Susan mentioned “Dead People’s Goals” she meant that only dead people never get unwanted or inconvenienced by their feelings, only dead people never get stressed, never get broken hearts, never experience the disappointments that come with failure
  • How Susan defines discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life
  • Susan suggests that instead of saying “I am sad”, to instead say I’m noticing that i’m feeling sad

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