There are 6000 emotions that we have words for in the English language, which is just a linguistic representation and changes according to language. What’s interesting is that if monitor ourselves for a week and record how many emotions we experience around that time, we would only have 12 dominant emotions during that time.
We all know someone who no matter what happens finds a way to be depressed similarly we all have one friend who finds a way to be happy no matter how miserable his life may be. So basically there are two categories of emotions, empowering and disempowering.
We are indirectly controlled by our own emotions, observing what drives us and using it for our own good can make a world of difference to us.
Sometimes I find myself give in to it and let the time pass even though I know that I am wasting my time.
Tony Robbins asked the audiences in one of the most popular TED talks, “How many of you have watched a movie more than once“. Almost everybody raised their hands. Then he said, “Get a life you people“.
It’s so tempting and easy to distract ourselves in this world. Everything around us is built to distract us from doing the things which we should really be doing. In the midst of all these distractions, only self-discipline is a trait that would distinguish between mediocre and great people.
Self-discipline of doing going for exercise every day, reading books, talking to loved ones, meditating, and all the other activities which help us grow mentally, physically and spiritually. Self-discipline is self-victory which is mentioned in almost all the religions around the world and is considered to be the most rewarding of all.
In the late afternoon, I was watching the most popular TED talk on YouTube (given about 9 years ago) by Tony Robbins. The stage looked trivial and the duration of the video was about 25 minutes, which was more than the usual.
Every bit of the information given by Tony was really awesome. He talked about many things but one thing struck me the most.
It is very important to realise that in order to go somewhere we have to follow a map and we do follow a map in our life, either consciously or subconsciously.
But he asked, “what if we are looking at the wrong map?”
This question was bothering me for quite some time in the past because sometimes we wonder if we are asking the right question to ourselves since that is very crucial too.
Well, I did not get the answer to my question in this video, but it has helped me realize that I am asking the right question. I believe I would find a way to go to the destination yet unknown to me.