I am determined to see things differently. I am determined to recognize when the veil is being drawn over my eyes and I will choose my new perspective during those times.
As a kid, my father used to tell me that nobody could make me mad. I disagreed with him on that matter. I disagreed because I could remember being mad and framing that anger in light of a specific person or a specific event. I believed that it was the other person's actions that made me mad. It was as if I was saying that I had no control over myself and was required by some mysterious law to be angry.
As I have gotten older, I have begun to see the absurdity of thinking that I was incapable of controlling my emotional responses. It was and is absurd to believe that someone or some event could reach into my psyche in rip control of my emotions away from me, leaving me helpless. Yet, that is what so many people do every day. They willingly give control of their emotions over to some other person. They allow others to pull them in one direction or another. They allow the veil of illusion to be drawn over their eyes. All the while, they know that this does not bring them peace, or happiness, or true love.
When we choose to awaken from the dream, to realize that outside forces don't control us, then we find peace. We find the peace of knowing that we were designed to create, to have dominion over our minds, and to live a fulfilled and happy life. Today, I am determined to see things differently. I will think of things that have angered me, annoyed me, and irritated me and I will claim ownership over my emotions. I will look at these things and say, "I am determined to see things in truth for what they are. They are events. They are not in control of me. I determine my view. I see what I want to see."
When we claim our power to see the world as we create it, we will create the world that we desire. Be determined to see the truth about your power. Be determined to take control of what you perceive and own your responses!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.