Positive Emotional Spiral


We are not our emotions. We’ve little control over our emotions they occur, however what we can control is our response to those emotions. Our response dictates our emotional life, how we respond creates either positive or negative spirals.

Thought -> Emotion -> Action

However, that cycle works also other way around action -> emotions -> thoughts. In a way our actions can bring us joyful emotions.

Happiness as a feeling may not be easy, but it’s a choice as well.

John Wooden said it well:  “True happiness comes from the things that cannot be taken away from you. Making the full effort to do the right thing can never be taken away from you.”

We can put our full effort into things, then we do not really have any other choice but to feel satisfied and happy. Because nothing else could’ve been done any better, we gave our best.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s