Have you ever heard the expression “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey?”
This quote resonates when I reflect on emotional intelligence because the amazing and mind-expanding thing is that the very act of creating space to explore and consider emotional intelligence in your life and career is practicing emotionally intelligent behaviour!
So no matter where you are at in your own reflections, readings, skill building or skill practice with emotional intelligence, when you approach these ideas with openness and curiosity, you’ll often learn something new, or give new language to something you already know.
What matters about exploring emotional intelligence is being intentionally curious. Being open to asking yourself, “how does this feel to me?” or “how does this fit with what I believe or experience?”. And whether you sit with these ideas and reflections for 5 minutes or 5 hours or 5 weeks, you’re honing your emotional intelligence skills.
With that in mind, I hope you enjoy reading our latest post for AFP on emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
It continues to be a challenge and a pleasure to explore these ideas in collaboration with my friend, mentor and brilliant fundraiser, Beth Ann Locke.
At the end of our piece, we invite your comments and feedback. We really would love to hear from you! You can comment below, or you can reach us here: