How many times do you feel like your friends, your family, politicians, your boss, the slow person in line in front you, etc MAKE you feel happy, or sad, or angry, or anxious? The world is happening around you all the time and we are smashed in the face with all these people doing so many dumb things. “I mean seriously!!! How do they not know that it’s stupid?? I mean do they think they are the only person on the planet right now?” I know I have said these exact comments before. Have you?
These people are MAKING you mad, or angry, or whatever. But are they really doing it? They are just doing THEIR own thing. They can’t make you ANYTHING unless you choose to be that. If there is some slow person in line in front of you, sure they might be slowing down what you have to do but they aren’t MAKING you mad. You are CHOOSING to be mad. If someone says something mean or rude to you, does it hurt your feelings? Not unless you CHOOSE to have your feelings be hurt. How about me? If I’m doing a workout and its Double Unders and for some reason, I can’t do more than 7 at a time, and I have sets of 75 to do, is THAT making me frustrated and mad? Only if I CHOOSE to be mad or frustrated.
The fact is that we are not some little leaf floating down the stream of life. We are a living machine that is 100% in control of our emotions and feelings and have more power than we give ourselves credit for. So why would you CHOOSE to be angry or pissed or sad? Nobody likes those feelings and they usually don’t help you to succeed. With knowing that YOU have the power to control how you feel, how you respond, and all the actions you take, you are now in control of your world, regardless of what is happening around you. All that “stuff” is the noise of life! You can rise above if you CHOOSE.
Can you be happy while shit is happening around you? Sure! Can you grateful while people are angry around you? Yes! Can you be focused on your activities while people are saying and doing lame things towards you? YES!! You just need to CHOOSE to make that be the case! You have the power! Use your power!
FEEL THE BURN!!!