While our strategic or personal plan for success looks linear, smooth and tidy on paper, the fact is that trying on new approaches, learning new skills, or practicing new tactics can be awkward, difficult and messy at first. We often flounder through it at first. Our growth to this point, our own journey, likely had many twists and turns, just as a revised or new direction, outside of our current comfort zone may feel difficult. Utilizing Emotional Intelligence tools even with good changes strengthens our self-management skills and personal accountability. Ultimately, when we trust ourselves through this process we will succeed.