A lot of things are out of our control, but there are two things that are always under our control: What we say and what we do.

As mentioned in last week’s post, Emotional Intelligence (EQ)  is the #1 predictor of personal and professional success.

One of the key elements of EQ  is Self-Management. We never know from day to day what life is going to throw at us. Most of it is beyond our control. The one thing that we *always* have control over is how we respond to those situations – the things that we say, and the actions we take.

Viktor Frankl stated in his timeless book “Man’s Search for Meaning” that “Everything can be taken from us but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Continuing to develop your EQ skills gives you more power over your words and actions, and the ability to choose your own way.

You can find my previous Essential Skills posts here.