Friday, June 13, 2014

Emotional Baggage and How to Avoid Them


Opened an email the other day and only had to scan it, not read it.

It was worthless, actually.

It contained only
  • Shame
  • Blame
  • Regret

What that author was trying to enforce on me was
  • Control
  • Disapproval
  • Insecurity

What I was looking for were
  • Education
  • Enlightenment
  • Entertainment

That email was useless. Like watching the news on TV.

Emotion is internally, personally generated. It doesn't have to be an automatic program.

Peace of mind is also internally, personally generated. You can also learn to turn this on or off at will.

People (and marketers, politicians, reporters) who use emotional appeal can only affect you if you let them.

You gotta ask yourself: "Does this person want to help me improve my life in some way? Or are they just wanting to sell me something?"

Start learning to throw away anything which is useless.

Start ignoring people who aren't
  • supportive, 
  • creative, 
  • positive.

Life is too short to burn your time on minor, petty issues.

Practice an attitude of
  • Calm
  • Cheerful
  • Expectancy
that the world is giving you everything you could possibly want or need.

Because that's the bottom-line truth.

Everything else is a fiction, a distraction.

Cheers!