What controls our actions? Emotions do.
Emotions break people apart and keep them connected. So how do you describe emotions? They are tricky little dudes. You can’t see them. Sure, you can see someone smile but that is a physical response and it doesn’t mean they are happy. Happy being the emotion. You can see someone cry but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are sad. You can hear someone say I love you but not feel that they do. Ever had that happen? – ouch. Emotions are feelings, most certainly. We are all connected by our emotional connections and experiences. You can’t see this connection because there is nothing to see. But can you feel it? It’s there.
Think about it like this, we are all part of huge web that stretches all across the world. Each and every one of us is linked to that web. You are a vital part of that web. Now imagine if you will that there is an imaginary line drawn from you to everyone you encounter. Every person you come in contact with will take with them a piece of your emotion. (Don’t worry you have endless amounts of this.) Now lets say you are having a bad day. You’re tired, you’re grumpy, you’re uninspired, you’re feeling rather negative. The way you are feeling will come out and attach itself to everyone you meet. (Because we can FEEL emotions). This happens without people even thinking about it. At this point you are not only making yourself feel bad but others as well-yikes.
Now lets flip this scenario, you still with me? Lets say you wake up and feel the sun on your face, you smile for no other reason than the fact the sun is shining and you are alive to enjoy another day. Perhaps you make a cup of coffee and think about the taste, the warmth, ahh, happiness. You set off on your day and you tell yourself;
today is going to be great.
Everyone you encounter will feel this positive emotion from you. You may run into the guy having the bad day and your happy emotions will attach themselves to him and he will feel happier. He may even snap out of this grumpiness and hold the door for a lady that just got dumped. Her need for some positivity will be fulfilled by the guy that smiled and took the time to hold the door for her. They could even fall in love and bam! You had no idea you had this much power did you?
I have met very few people in my life that live in this constant state of positivity, one of them being my wonderful father. I’ve watched the magic in action. He can walk into a place of strangers make some insanely witty comment, and turn all strangers into disarmed, happy people all within seconds.
The point I am trying to make here is this:
You ARE what is in the forefront of your mind.
If you think about being successful, you will be. If you think about being happy you will find happiness. If you think about how stressed out you are, you’ll be stressed. If you want love, give love and you will have it. I’ve always heard ‘we create our own realities’ and I believe that. There will always be those things that are truly out of our control but that is different from feeling out of control. If you are in-tuned with yourself you will not feel out of control. What you can control is your emotions and your attitude. Be a harmonic link to the web. Change your life by willing it so. Sounds too easy to be true, so why not try it? Create the emotion in your head and move it to the physical. Cut the negativity out and replace it with positive. Sound crazy? Sound extreme? Proof is in the pudding my friends.
I leave you with this saying by Charles Swindoll it’s titled ATTITUDE. I have it hanging on my wall at work and it is a powerful thought.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.”
There is something AMAZING waiting for you to find it. TODAY is going to be GREAT. Think it, BELIEVE it.
Dream Big and With No Excuses, Cheers Casey