Do You Want To Be Cool Like Barack Obama?
A Key Happiness Habit is:
Don’t hand control of your thoughts, actions or feelings over to outside forces or people who try to hurt or harass you.
Don’t Give Them Emotional Control Over You.
Choose Your Mood and Your Attitude.
Emotional Independence, Freedom and Balance are key Happiness Habits.
This does NOT mean that you don’t get angry or that you don’t decide to take decisive corrective action when necessary.
It does mean you weigh options carefully, decide when and how you will act and that you don’t just automatically react in anger.
Choose the timing, the place and substance of your response carefully.
We all have an Optimal Best Self – a sweet spot or optimal zone where we feel our best, do our best and perform our best. Habitually Happy people try to maintain their optimal Best Self State all of the time. Getting angry and irrational is not part of their process.
Much has been written about Barack Obama’s Cool calm demeanor. His actions and reactions epitomize Emotional Independence. He decides how he will act, react and project himself. He doesn’t let outside forces control his emotions easily.
If you let another person make you angry, you’re giving them control of your thoughts, actions, feelings and your well-being. Don’t do it!
Don’t Help Them Hurt You.
The next time someone tries to hook you into an angry response, simply think, “I’m not giving you control.” It’s that easy.
This does not mean stuffing your feelings or suppressing your emotions. It means not giving them control over you, your attention or your emotions.
Channel Anger Into Activism And Actions That Achieve Positive Goals.
Choose Emotional Independence and Spiritual Freedom. It’s that easy. Decide how you’re going to act, don’t simply react to them. Take command and lead interactions in the direction you want to go. Make this a Happiness Habit.
It’s a great way to stay cool and happy!
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