Agility - in essence - is a rapid whole-body movement with a change of velocity or direction in response to a stimulus. If anything, the keywords to focus on are… “in response to a stimulus”. Therefore, agility is the ability to think, understand and/or move quickly, easily and harmoniously.
Emotional agility is our ability to experience our thoughts and emotions and events in such a manner that it doesn't drive us in negative ways, but instead encourages us to reveal the best of ourselves.
When we unhook ourselves from our toxic emotions and affix to nourishing emotions, we are able to expand our choices and respond to, rather than to react to an outside stimulus. Thus, keeping our inner state and our outward actions or behaviours in sync with the situation at hand, which give us the skill and competency not only to survive but to flourish in life, personally as well as professionally.
Emotional agility - therefore - is a
To move closer to and come near or nearer to... either in character or quality. that allows us to be in the moment, either changing or maintaining our behaviours so that we can live in ways that align with our intentions and values. This technique isn’t about ignoring difficult or unpleasant emotions and thoughts. It’s about holding those emotions and thoughts loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to make big things happen in our lives.