Posture is a very interesting topic. It is how we hold ourselves, physically and mentally/emotionally.
It clearly applies to our physical body – being upright and awesome as a good friend used to say. Coincidentally, how you’re carrying your body also suggests how you are feeling emotionally. Confident, arrogant, distracted, depressed, etc. These characteristics are held internally but can be identified by others, externally – for those that choose to see (but that is another post for another time).
What is most interesting are the mental postures we hold.
The few that stand out are:
- Being present
While there are many more to list, for me, this is as good place to start as any. As we can learn from Tom Peters, a bias for action, is the most important step towards excellence. All of these types of postures can be applied to ourselves and to others and show up slightly differently depending on our given situation. So I start here…because there’s a lifetime of work with just these three ideas.
A place to build to is – Ethos – “meaning character that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology.”
Stay tuned as we dig into each of these, and more, in the next few blog posts.