Being grounded

Calm down.

Bring it down a notch.

Lower your gaze.

Sit down.

Write your thoughts down.

I haven’t researched why all these expressions invite us to seek a lower plane when we are excited and upset, but it’s likely a call towards humility (from the Latin humus, meaning “from the Earth” or “grounded”).

Ethical leaders understand that they don’t make their best decisions when they’re all worked up.

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