I Am Self Awareness Is The Most Important Thing Towards Being A Champion

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I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. -Billie Jean King

If your emotional abilities aren 't in hand, if you don 't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can 't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. -Daniel Goleman

By now you probably are aware of the concept of "emotional intelligence" which refers to our awareness and understanding, and, the ability to manage both our own and others emotions and resultant behaviors. Most widely popularized by Harvard professor, Daniel Goleman in his 1995 bestseller by the same name, this theory has consistently provided evidence that emotional intelligence, or "E.Q." is often a more important indicator of who is the most likely to be extremely successful than standard intellectual intelligence, or " I.Q."

People with high E.Q scores are more likeable, more charismatic and more persuasive- all top qualities of leaders. And, if you function even part of the time as a teacher, presenter or trainer, you know that you are in the business of persuading: persuading people to listen to what you have to say, persuading people to think differently and often to behave in a different way. Strong E.Q. skills, greatly increase your connection with others, and along with this, your ability to persuade and motivate whether on a one-on-one basis or in groups or teams.

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