Facts vs. Feelings. Thanks to David D. Burns for this one. Negative thoughts are feelings that build into a snowball effect. Every negative thought compounds upon another. But, feelings are not facts. They are emotions. Humans sometimes believe that our emotions are a self-evident truth that your feelings are beyond question. You know the quote, “trust your feelings?”
What happens if the thoughts feeding those feelings are irrational? What if you based your feelings on a misconception or prejudice? Then always trusting your feelings wouldn’t help you in the long run. Always question yourself. Do your feelings or emotions accurately reflect reality?
Emotions are almost the last thing we should trust. Your feelings and emotions are not facts. How we react to feelings and emotions can determine our success. You have a choice to respond positively or negatively.
You have the opportunity to take a mental step back, find the facts, and determine how to react. If you chose to allow negative feelings to overcome your thoughts, you lose. If you reframe, learn, and grow from the source of negativity, you succeed.
Everyone experiences negative feelings and emotions. It’s up to you to use them to create or destroy energy and enthusiasm for what comes next.
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