OK, I admit it, after five days here at the All American Soap Box Derby, working from 6:30 in the morning until 9:00 at night, following a very interesting trip through Denver, I am feeling a little tired. What keeps me going is the joy I see in the faces of the champions and their families. That is true inspiration.
I find I am only as tired as I choose to be, now isn’t that an interesting concept? I have plenty of reason to feel tired, and occasionally I do feel tired, but that only becomes a factor when I decide within my own mind to let fatigue become a factor. What this means to me is I decide how I will feel.
If I decide how I will feel running on six hours sleep for five days, then it must be me who decides how I feel about what is going on around me, how I feel about situations at work, how I feel about other people, how I feel about my whole life!
If this is true, that I decide what will affect me (and it is) what a liberating concept! I no longer have to place blame on others for what I experience. When I want to feel good (even if I am tired) I can feel good. If I want to feel anger, that is mine too. If I want to feel betrayed, oops, thats mine too. I am free to feel any way I wish, even if it works against my best interest!
Right now I commit myself to feeling the best I can, knowing no one else has the power over how I feel!