Wow! Emotions exert a powerful effect on us. Sometimes, we read a book, hear a TED talk, see a movie, or any of hundreds of possibilities — any of which can trigger an emotional reaction, one which could catalyze a reaction of life change. Inspiration. Emotions!
On the other hand, sometimes we can be dissuaded or discouraged by simple things. Emotions can be elicited by external circumstances, and that may happen when Ego is controlling our soul. When we evaluate through Heart, we get to choose and program the emotional responses. That’s why some people, not a large percentage, have what many refer to as grit.
Many folks look at someone who seems to go through several living hells only to accomplish some great goal. Grit. Perseverance. Tenacity. Persistence. They all mean the same thing, and they mean that someone who makes it through abnormal challenges to achieve their dreams and live their passions chose their emotions, emotions that allow them to keep mentally and physically working through whatever they need to.
When achievers embark on their journey, their emotional motivation usually makes their adventure enjoyable. Even the tough times become satisfying, fulfilling, significant; however, they never would know the satisfaction of those emotions if they didn’t make it through. They come out happy.
If we’re not achievers, we’re looking for ways to become one, to achieve our own hopes, dreams, passions, and delights. But many just won’t do what the achievers do: choose their emotional motivation. This motivation must be so deep, that the daily emotional responses keep them focused.
Most who are not living their dreams allow their emotions to choose them. And this happens to everyone because we are emotional creatures. We react to almost everything emotionally, and that usually determines how we think. Now, some people are more cognitively inclined, but emotions rule. Oh, some may not think so, but when the soul’s needs are buried that deeply, emotions are ruling in a negative way.
I want to be clear: I’m not offering any professional psychological advice. However, I am a professional educator, including a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and for decades I have stated, along with others, that learning is an emotional proposition. In my opinion, all of life, living, is an emotional proposition.
Ultimately, we each face the question: Are we achievers who choose our emotions, or are we dreamers who allow emotions to choose us according to the vicissitudes of life? I’ve gone through a tough week, emotionally speaking. It’s still kind of continuing, but I press forward. Will I succeed with publishing? Will my work help others discover core Self? Will I be happy in this journey?
No question, folks. Hell, yeah! I am an achiever, not because I’m great or special, but simply because I know the secret and I keep exploring, learning, and loving the essence of who I am and what I have created.
Anyone can do the same. Yes, that means you. Will you get angry, sad, doubtful, disappointed, and be upset by any of dozens of things each day? Yep! Undoubtedly. However, if Heart is serving as our operating system, the Purpose and Vision fueled by our Heart-chosen emotions will allow us to process whatever we feel, whatever we encounter.
Blessings in choosing your emotions of achievement!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!