Our emotions can cause us to behave like wild monkeys. Our monkey mind can jump from emotion to emotion and before we know it the day is over and nothing was done and we leave work carrying a bunch of resentments. Over time employee engagement can ooze away leaving us disengaged and dispirited.
Our emotions can derail us and cause us to disengage from others, our work, and even ourselves.
Leaders can learn a lot from the Tibetan monk’s ability to control their emotions.
Here are 10 lessons
1. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson
2. Follow the 3 R’s: Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions.
3. Spend some time alone each day.
4. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
5. Love as if you’ve never been hurt.
6. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
7. Once a year, go somewhere that you’ve never been before.
8. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
9. Don’t let a little dispute ruin a great friendship.
10. Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.