Gratitude

Gratitude consists of feeling grateful and being grateful.

In good times, it is easy to both feel and be grateful.

What about sadder moments? Feeling grateful in these times is tough, nearly impossible to be precise. It is independent of our control.

But being grateful is what one has control over all the time. You can choose to be grateful even if you don’t feel grateful. You may choose to be grateful to a sad moment for teaching you a lesson, or for letting you experience a part of being alive.

Action

Extreme emotion is a good trigger for action.

If you started something big,then it means your reason was important too,right?

We don’t take risks unless almost guaranteed returns.

If along the way you feel that you’re faltering,remember the emotion you felt when you began all this.

It will remind you vividly what you want and what you’re owed.

Envy

Instead of envying the ‘greener grass’ on the other side,take a look at the person on the other side who is envying your green land.

Learn to appreciate things that are yours.There’s nothing wrong with wanting more or less,it’s just even if you don’t get it,you need to be grateful for what you have.

You may not know it but right now there are some people who aspire to be you or a part of you.Don’t you wanna set a better example by being you and not worrying about what the others do?

We all have our roles to play,whether we like it or not.We can change our roles too,no matter how difficult or easy the change is.Sometimes we get what we want or what we don’t have,other times we don’t get lucky.

You only want more because you feel you deserve more and you feel you deserve more because you’re worth it.Don’t you think we can keep up this value of self-worth in us without letting the external world affect it?

Emotion

Emotion is a state of mind.You can choose to be happy or you can choose to be sad.

It is true that your environment has a big influence on which and how much of a emotion is triggered within you.But you have the choice to feel or not to feel those emotions.

It is like a two-way switch.The outside world will flick on-off your switch as many times as they want because it is just a plaything for them.They are not going to experience any effect after all.

But you are in control of the master switch inside of you which turns on and off on your volition.If your volition is dominated by that minuscule switch that the world is playing with,then you are at their mercy.You have no control over yourself.You don’t get to choose for you.You have lost your freedom.

Control your switch.Take control it because it is yours.Your emotions are yours to experience when you want them to experience.World is a stimulus not a source of your emotion.

Drive

Motivation can be a consequence of good planning rather than intense emotion.It is the difference between ‘work smart’ and ‘work hard’ respectively.

When your motivation is dependent on your emotion,and as we know our emotions are never constant,sometimes we get either a fleeting moment or short-term motivation boost,or else a severe blow due to negative or overwhelming emotion.

When you plan out your agenda,you have with you a long-term,step-by-step procedure to follow.With every step you take,you reinforce a positive feedback loop of motivation – you undertake a simple task,you attain some success and that motivates you to move onto the next step.

Emotions and feelings are exhaustible resource.Even the right feeling is hard to come by when you are about to start working on a new goal.They are good enough to help you out in short-run,but in the long-run,planning plays a better role.

Planning is a mix of various objective tasks.It allows you to experience a mental reward every-time you complete a step.It is like leveling-up in a game when you complete a certain number of quests.

Being completely objective can result in lack of commitment,and being completely subjective can result in lack of consistency.You need both in moderation together to overcome the odds and obstacles hindering your progress.