Life is all about the meanings we attach
We make decisions every moment of our lives. Sometimes these decisions are as simple as what to eat, while other times they can be as big as moving to another country that will change our entire lives. It would not be wrong to say that making the right decision is a very important part of our lives.
According to Tony Robbins, who is also a life coach, if you make these decisions unconsciously, as happens to most of us, you will be physically out of shape, emotionally exhausted and constantly stressed about finances. But if you make these decisions consciously, you change the course of your life starting today.
There are many distractions around you. You can focus on what is happening now or what you will create in the future. Or you choose to focus on your past. Wherever your attention is, your energy moves in that direction. What you focus on and how you do it shapes your whole life.
Rather than focusing on what you don't have and being jealous of those who are doing better than you economically, you need to realize that you have things that you should appreciate and that money can't buy. You can be grateful for your health, your family, your friends, your opportunities and your mind. Developing the habit of being happy with what you have creates a whole new level of emotional health and wealth.
Are you making the effort to be truly content with your mind, body, heart and soul? This is where you can find joy, happiness and fulfillment. Although you can influence many areas of your life, most of the time you cannot control them. If you focus on what you can't control, there will be more stress in your life. If you choose this negative perspective, you need to make the next second decision.
Try to figure out what it all means Ultimately, how you feel about your life is not about what you have or haven't experienced and what kind of financial situation you have. Your quality of life is determined by the meaning you attach to it. Often, you don't realize the influence of your unconscious mind in assigning meaning to events in your life. When you experience an event that disrupts your life (such as a car accident, a health problem or losing your job), do you tend to think of it as an ending or a beginning? When someone disagrees with you, do you think they are insulting you, or do you think they are guiding you or genuinely care about you? Your life is made up of the meanings you attach to it.
Each meaning brings with it a unique emotion and the quality of your life is closely related to where you are emotionally. We have all seen people on antidepressants who are still depressed. If we focus on what is missing in our lives or out of our control, no matter how much medication we take, we will not be able to avoid hopelessness and unhappiness. If we attach the meaning of "life is not worth living", we create an emotional state that no antidepressant can overcome. If we change our focus and the meanings we attach, there is no limit to what can happen in life.
So take control and remember: Meaning is emotion and emotion is life. Make conscious and wise choices. Look for a strong meaning in all events and you will find richness in the deepest sense. Once you create meaning in your mind, that creates emotion, and that emotion leads you to make the third decision below.