You owe it to the people you love.
You owe it to the people you respect.
You owe it to the people you want to help.
Of course, it’s uncomfortable.
You won’t pick all the right words. You might not even make sense for the first minute or two.
But it’s your responsibility to make sure that you push back, challenge, and voice yourself.
If you make a habit of holding back, you might not ever tell the whole truth or share what needs to be heard.
You are responsible for helping the people around you.
If you care about others, you’re not going to let them off the hook by rolling over.
And it’s this kind of work (emotional labor) that moves and changes people.
It’s this kind of work that changes peoples’ output.
It’s this kind of work that produces different results.
This is Emotional Productivity and no one else can do it for you. It’s up to you because it’s all inside of you.
2 Minute Action
In 2 minutes or less you can:
- Set up a meeting to have a difficult conversation.
- Call someone to own up and apologize.
- Write out your thoughts on paper so you’re more equipped for your upcoming conversation.
- Verbally process your thoughts by talking and rambling to a friend.
It’s hard and requires emotional labor, which no one taught us in school.
Do it anyway.
We’re all counting on you.