Strong leaders, or “Learner Leaders” understand how to achieve a place of calm and flow in their daily responsibilities. They know when they’re in their optimal operating state and when they’re not. They take time to reflect on what conditions allow them to be in an optimal form as opposed to a weakened or depleted state. You can do this by instituting regular mood checks throughout your day and asking yourself, “How is my operating state? Am I feeling empowered, strong, and confident?” Or, “Am I in a bad mood? Am I not feeling on top of my game or triggered?”
We all get thrown out of our optimal operating state from time to time. We land in a vulnerable state where our sea legs are a little wobbly and we’re not standing on solid ground. When this happens, the important thing is to recognize the condition and know what to do to get back into our optimal shape.