The habits we groove become who we are, one minute at a time. A small thing, repeated, is not a small thing.
How we interact is a big deal. The stories we perpetuate are a powerful influence on that happens in interactions. Repeating these stories builds their strength.
It is easy to fall for the sad story of the day. These stories of suffering and calamity are pushed on us from every direction.
These stories come at us so fast and are relentless. The shear volume diminishes the impact of each individual story until it has so little impact that it is forgotten. Forgotten but it has left its residual feeling tone on us and helped create a sullen, scared, frustrated, angry, us vs them feeling tone to our lives.
This same approach can be put into service for scrubbing our feeling tone fresh and imbuing it with optimism and possibility. Repeat stories about generosity, repeat stories about victories, repeat stories about connection, repeat stories of good fortune.
Hope you have an awesome day!
Credits — Seth Godin
This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control. Continue the conversation anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org.