Indicator or Dictator

It’s really up to us to decide if an emotion will indicate that something’s not quite right or dictate our every move. 

Depending on which you choose, it will become your indicator for change or the dictator to the lack of change!

When something or someone comes along and tries to hijack your happy, you have two choices: respond or react.

A response takes some time and thought, while a reaction is pretty much little to no thought, but plenty of…action. Mostly implosive, then explosive!

So where will you choose to expend your energy? Investigating the emotional “indicator” or allowing the emotion to dictate your every move.

It takes about the same amount of energy to wallow or to win, the choice is yours. Either one will eventually become a belief that will either propel you to your desired destination or prevent you from it. Both will eventually be seen by others.

So which explosion of your belief will the world see?

You wallowing in self-pity, anger, unforgiveness and self-loathing or winning with self-motivation, kindness, forgiveness and self-care?

Are some days going to be a hybrid of the two? Absolutely! But progress is the name of the game and where you end up at the end of the day is going to spill over into the the next and the next, and the next…

Don’t be controlled by your emotions, recognize them as indicators, not dictators! Learn to live in the what is, not the what if…

Learning to navigate, investigate and eliminate the cause of those emotional indicators to prevent a dictatorship right there with ya,





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  1. Brant Freidman on October 29, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post! It is the little changes that produce the largest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

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