Had a wonderful opportunity to attend SEAF on Saturday. A fabulous event put together by amazing people. More on that later. Until then, some motivation to get your week started.
Sometimes we all think too much. If we listened to our heart whisper what we really want, then maybe we could at least give it a try. I know I don’t always listen to my heart as much as the rest.
You have to live with what is inside. Make sure you like what you see when you look inside.
Smart people do something too much – we think about all of the ways things can happen – ways things can go wrong – in an effort to control our expectations and our own emotions. But you know what? Sometimes we work ourselves up to the point where we start worrying about and planning for things that will not ever happen. Why? Why do we even waste the brain power and the emotional anguish playing this game? I know it is to protect ourselves – or at least try to do it. But in the end, we just create issues that aren’t there. We worry about things that are beyond our view instead of focusing on the big things on the horizon – the things we can see and control. Stop doing it. It is not worth it.
We can’t control external forces. We can’t control emotions – we can’t control others – we can’t control what may happen with the world or the economy. But what we can control are our reactions to it. We can choose to fight the wind and try in vain to control it. Or we can adjust the sails and take a thrilling rides. Adjust your sails. Control what you can – and that’s not the wind. It is you and your ship. It is hard. It is scary. But I guarantee you – you will be happier and have one hell of a ride instead of stressing out.
The past is hard to contend with. Some of us struggle with reactions that are triggered from our past experiences. I know I do. But, you know, I have to remember to take a deep breath and move on – just turn the page and keep going rather than closing the book on the person I fear will do it to me again. Turn the page. Don’t reread the chapter. Move on. Don’t close the book. Closing the book means it will be hard to reopen again. Turn the page and keep going. See where it ends up. Because I can guarantee you, it will keep going. And the ending? Well, it may be much different than you imagined.