What if I told you that your best laid plans and your dreams of success are constantly being sabotaged? What if I told you that there is this person that constantly gets in the way of you living the kind of happy, complete and contented life you deserve?
Sounds crazy? Well, if you're like the typical American, you probably can easily rattle off the names of half a dozen people that may have contributed to your current frustrations.
Maybe it's your school principal who decided not to put you in the gifted program because he or she felt that you still needed a lot of polishing. Maybe it's your parents who simply did not understand you and you feel they treated you badly. Maybe it's your first boyfriend or girlfriend who hurt you so much that you're still feeling the negative consequences of their rejection, betrayal or discouragement.
If you're like most other people, you can easily rattle off three, six, or even dozens of names. What if I told you that that mental list that you have is completely worthless because the fault does not lie with any of those people?
Now, you probably are up in arms about this. You probably can rattle off thousands of reasons why these people screwed you up emotionally. Well, the reality is, nobody can make you feel lousy without your approval. Seriously. Nobody can make you feel bad without your consent.
I know that this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt may seem harsh, but it's absolutely true. Whatever mental state you're in, whatever emotions flash into your consciousness the moment you think about somebody or a situation in your life, is a choice.
And unfortunately, a lot of people are unable to make this fact work for them instead of allowing it to constantly work against them. We can't make headway against this. We know how this works, we know that it's negative, but somehow, some way, the moment we find ourselves in certain situations or we start thinking of certain things or certain people, we get all negative.
Now, it would be great if this negative reaction just stayed on a purely internal and emotional level, but it doesn't. Instead, we say the wrong things to the wrong people and all the wrong drama blows up.
Similarly, we can get so worked up about something that we thought about, or something that somebody said or did, that it pretty much poisons the rest of our day. We're not as effective as we could be.
Make no mistake, until and unless you are able to overcome your emotions, you will always remain frustrated. You will always remain unhappy with some aspects of your life. It will continue your inability to overcome your emotions. It will continue to rob you of the happiness you are otherwise capable of achieving.
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Thinking and acting emotionally almost always leads to a less than optimal situation. Whatever conflicts are in your life, it gets worse. Whatever negative mental habits you have gets reinforced. Whatever bad decisions you tend to make become even more habitual. You need to break the chain. Do it today.
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