A question worth answering: Am I able to feel good and have my life go well all the time?
When I answered this question for the first time I thought, “Impossible!” After contemplating the idea for some time, I thought, let’s put it to the test. First, what does it mean to feel good? Gay Hendricks, author of The Big Leap, describes feeling good as “a natural, inner sense of well-being that’s not dependant on outside factors such as what you’ve eaten or what you are doing.” Based on that definition, feeling good sounded more attainable. I examined this deeper and soon realized: life isn’t just happening to me. Rather, I get to choose how I feel about what’s happening.
A study was done with Olympic medalists measuring their emotional reactions to their event. Not surprising, the gold medalists ranked the happiest of the lot. Here’s the surprising discovery: bronze medalists tended to be happier than silver medalists. Very Interesting…This shows that what we feel on the inside is more important than what is happening on the outside.
Now with greater understanding, and a regular practice of feeling good, I do believe it is possible to feel good today and feel even better tomorrow and better the day after that and better the day after that…A belief is simply a thought you keep thinking. We can’t always control our experiences but we can manage how we feel about them. As we head into the New Year full of resolutions, things to do, places to go, remember you are always in charge of your own emotions and you get to decide how you feel. May you feel good every day of 2014!
“You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.”-Wayne Dyer