Here’s one of the quotes that I didn’t think up – it’s an old one that I recall from my childhood and one that has become more pertinent the more I hear people talk without the evidence of any action.

One of the key elements that constitute the 9 Steps to Emotional Fitness is that each one of them moves inevitably to a change of understanding and ultimately to changed behaviour. In other words, this is not just talk; it is a call to action. I am often asked whether Emotional Fitness is coaching or counselling and what the difference is anyway. Our work at the Emotional Fitness Institute doesn’t fit neatly into either category; it is a discipline in its own right.

Being emotionally fit doesn’t simply mean feeling better about ourselves, it also means that we act in a way that is harmonious with our thoughts, words and feelings. In our world of greed, self-righteousness and discord, it is tough to be true to our personal ideals in a way that is authentic and a demonstration of how humans can behave in ways that respects all.

Forty years after his death, we can still admire the work and life of Martin Luther King who was prepared to do whatever it took to make sure that his words had substance and made a difference. But how many of us are prepared to do more than just the talking?

In peace
Warren Redman

Author's Bio: 

Warren Redman trained in the UK as a psychotherapist, facilitator and coach and has developed his own unique style of Life Coaching which he calls Emotional Fitness Coaching. He is president of the Emotional Fitness Institute (formally the Centre for Inner Balancing), writing about, teaching and coaching people in success skills of Emotional Fitness. He is the author of fifteen books, including the Award-winning The 9 steps to Emotional Fitness, Achieving Personal Success and Recipes for Inner Peace.

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