I believe strongly in experimenting, practicing and fine-tuning as I go along. Being perfect on the get go is a faded dream. I now march powerfully into success one step at a time. A long time ago, I decided that developing a particular super-power might be worthwhile.
My super-dooper power is not always at 100% capacity. Now and again it needs shoring up. That’s ok because in my heart I know I already own it.
So what is this super-dooper power?
-Quite simply, it is the power to decide how I want to feel.
-It is the power to plan a feeling.
-It is the power to decide ahead of time what state I intend to step into.
You too can have this super-dooper power. Is it hard to claim? Sometimes it can feel like a little bit of a challenge. But really, even those little challenges, in retrospect, are teeny tiny inconsequential bits of fluff next to the heady feeling of accumulated power.
Let me give you an example. You may scoff at the apparent smallness of this example, but remember, these little wins accumulate into a mighty power. The power we build with daily consistent action is like compounding money.
Example-Last night, I did not feel like emptying the dishwasher before I went to bed. Not feeling like it is often a good excuse to not do what we need to do. Rather then going into battle with this feeling, I simply became CURIOUS about how I would feel in the morning being able to walk into the kitchen, to make coffee, knowing that the dishwasher had already been emptied.
A feeling of relief and lightness came over me and I knew what I had to do. I tackled that dishwasher in record time. I stood back and appreciated the gaping emptiness for a moment or two. I was victorious. I had dealt with not feeling like it superbly. In a matter of moments I had set my self up to feel magnificent in the morning.
Silly? Maybe. Powerful? Absolutely!
We build our super powers with small daily deliberate decisions and incremental actions. We accumulate power. This builds our resiliency for the bigger "stuff." What could possibly be more powerful then the ability to manage our emotional states?