It is amazing to me that regardless of how I go to bed my hair is always messed up every morning. I go to bed with it looking good. I wake up with it looking bad.
I’ve noticed my emotions work the same way. I go to bed happy, but sometimes I wake up sad.
Here’s the thing about feeling sad: Nobody does their best work when they’re sad. Actually, forget WORK—when you’re sad, sometimes it’s all you can do just to crawl out of bed.
You’re tired of the routine. Tired of feeling stuck. Tired of hearing “no.” Tired of getting another day older and feeling your dream slip further from your grasp.
I’ve been to that place where you go to bed crying and wake up vomiting. Since leaving, I’ve tried to visit as little as possible. But, as you know, it’s hard.
So what can you do about it?
The first thing you must believe is that you have 100% control over your emotions. It’s how you react to the emotion that counts, not the emotion itself. Emotions do not just happen; they are created. They are the product of all the ingredients that currently make up the still-baking cake that is your life.
And guess what? You can control those ingredients. This IS the really great news.
Every list of ingredients always has one that stands out above all others: the key ingredient. Without the key ingredient, the recipe is meaningless.
The key ingredient in any emotion is ACTION.
Act the way you want to feel. Remember what they always say about courage? It’s not the absence of fear—it’s just the willingness to act in spite of your fear.
If you need courage, act courageous. If you want to feel happy, smile. If you need more energy, act energetic. Do some jumping jacks. Dance like you’re on stage for Saturday night fever! Create how you want to be. It is within the power you’ve been given.
Yes, YOU have power.
You have the power to believe what I am saying. Or not. Because you possess the single greatest power of all—the power of choice.
The power of choice includes belief. You can choose to believe this or not. That is the power of choice. You can choose to believe in God or not. That is the power of choice.
Right now, at this very moment, you can choose to move forward in your life, in your business, in your career. That too is a choice.
What one action will you take today in order to choose to move forward?