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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Fifth pillar - be grateful and forgive

Gratitude is a feeling, an appreciation of what you do have, an acknowledgment of what has gone right, an appreciation for the things that others do for us, an appreciation that our lives are better than others.

  • Feel grateful: Gratitude is a positive emotion and not just a thought or an acknowledgment. Feeling gratitude is an important emotion, and being able to express gratitude is part of having emotional intelligence. When I was a child my parents instilled in my brother and me the need to write -Thank You letters for any presents we received. I still write thank you letters. However, now I have the feeling of gratitude to go with the thank you. There is more to gratitude than just the words "Thank ...

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