Jim Piper’s topic on this episode of the Today Counts Show is about personal and leadership growth through self-reflection and gauging yourself.  It’s about understanding when you are emotionally spent and taking action to correct it.

Here are a few symptoms that you are not emotionally healthy:

  • You are easily and often offended
  • You are embracing a victim mentality, you feel like you’re being used
  • You have no tolerance whatsoever for others or yourself
  • You’re taking shortcuts in whatever you do

Jim points to the Bible in Proverbs chapter 3, verses 5 and 6 for guidance and inspiration to help you find emotional balance.  It says, ” Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

Here are three questions to ask yourself:

  • What things are most important to you? (The things you need to protect and continue to do.)
  • What are the things you need to stop doing?
  • What do you need to start doing that you’re not doing?  (Answering this question requires that you have answered the first two questions.  If not, you will not have the time to start something new.)

Podcast Transcript: Episode 87: Are You Emotionally Spent? Guide to Personal and Leadership Growth

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