Monday, February 16, 2015
Here we are at the start of another new series...this time I'll be talking about EMOTIONS and how they impact (effect) us as well as those around us.
Let me give you a little background as to how these thoughts came about for this series. A couple of weeks ago, while at church on a Sunday morning, the preacher said something along the lines of, "Your emotions tend to reflect the emotions of those you spend time with".
That was a little different than things I have heard in the past concerning "those you spend time with". I've shared with you several times about how I've heard that your financial situation will be the average of the 5 (or 10) people that you spend the most time with.
So, it would also make sense that those same people would influence your emotions as well, does it not?
Hey, let's get down to it here: WE ARE LIKE THOSE WE HANG AROUND!
Side note: How much influence do YOU have on THEM as opposed to THEM on YOU?
On that particular Sunday the preacher also shared the following scripture from Proverbs 13:20 - "Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble." (Holy Bible. New Living Translation)
Hey, isn't that just common sense? Think about it and, again, examine your close associates/friends. It really should cause us all to think carefully about that group of people!
At the same time, it's important for us to also consider the following question: "What "emotions" do YOU put/send out?" Hey listen, we all know that emotions have an impact on others...YOU'VE experienced it from others and you have also HAD THAT IMPACT on others.
We'll be discussing these things in more detail in the last two parts of this series, but I also want to leave you with one more thought to consider: "Do your emotions 'control or direct' your attitude OR does your attitude 'control or direct' your emotions?"
Whatever you do, don't use the excuse, "I'm an emotional person" to allow you to act in ways that are not productive or helpful that CAN be corrected and/or improved. That's too easy and it's also too easy to allow that to become an actual "belief" in our lives.'
HOMEWORK: Between now and the next installment, pay close attention to the emotions of those that you spend the most time with and then compare them to your own emotions. Notice how these people "react" to situations and then, again, compare to your own reactions.
You may be surprised at what you find.
Thanks for your time and I hope to see you here for the next part of this series. Until then, whatever you do, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"