Summary of Emotional Agility by Susan David. This summary intends to increase your awareness of your own emotions and to help you come to peace with even the difficult ones. According to the author, Susan David, if you want to control your emotions, you need to address your thinking patterns and your behaviors with agility rather than rigidity; you need to break free from any thought or belief that no longer serves you. This will help you enjoy your relationships with people, achieve your goals and fully live your life with all your heart.
“A powerful book on embracing your core values, being more decisive, and committing to meaningful change.”
“Harvard’s Susan David—a psychologist, coach, and consultant—presents evidence that people need to understand and work with their negative emotions while not letting old patterns dominate their lives.”
“Emotional agility is a science-based approach that allows one to navigate life’s twists and turns, stresses and setbacks with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind.”
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