don’t ‘feel’ like it", is a common chant we often say to ourselves
or to others when we’re tired, not in the mood, or simply procrastinating.
No doubt feelings are important and need to be acknowledged, yet
at the same time, they often prevent us from taking the action we
need to take, at the time we need to take it. Consequently, in the
end, because we didn’t do what we needed to do, we tend to
It takes courage
to act regardless of your current mood. It’s easy to succumb to
your feelings. But remember, your feelings come from your thoughts,
and you have the power to change your thoughts. When you change
your thoughts, you will change the way you feel. Instead of focusing
on how you’re not in the mood, focus on the benefit of completing
whatever needs to get done. Focus on how you’ll feel when you’re
finished and how proud you’ll be of yourself for acting in spite
of not being in the perfect mood.
"law of momentum" which states that, "A body at rest
tends to remain at rest while a body in motion tends to remain in
motion". In short, get into motion! Remember, moods are a product
of the "mind". The trick is simple: don’t think, just
do it! Train yourself to "get started" even if you’re
not in the mood. Moods tend to quickly dissipate once you’re in
don’t "feel" like it, check in with your current thoughts.
What are you thinking that is resulting in this feeling? Then simply
change your thoughts. Remember, action generally comes from your
higher self, the part of you that is for growth and expansion. Inaction
generally comes from your protective mind, the part of you that
tries to keep you stuck in your comfort zone. When you act in spite
of your mood, you are choosing to manage and control your mind instead
of letting it control you!
So the next
time you’re not feeling "in the mood", either change your
thinking or simply say to your mind, "thank you for sharing".
Then focus on only taking the very first step to get started, then
take another, and another. One step at a time until the law of momentum
kicks in. By then, chances are you’ll forget all about not being
"in the mood", and will be well on your way to completing
whatever it was you needed to do…and feeling great about it!
act in spite of my mood.
T. Harv Eker
the principles he teaches, T. Harv Eker went from zero to millionaire
in only 2 1/2 years! He combines a unique brand of ‘street-smarts
with heart’. T. Harv Eker is the founder of the ‘Street
Smart Business School’ in San Diego and president of Peak
Potentials Training, the fastest growing personal development
company in North America. Eker
is the author of the best-selling book, SpeedWealth™
as well as several highly-acclaimed courses such as The Millionaire
Mind Intensive, Life Directions, Wizard Training and Train the Trainer.
He is also the producer and trainer of the world-famous Enlightened
Warrior Training. Eker teaches using ‘breakthrough’
techniques and high involvement, ‘accelerated learning’
technologies so that students learn faster, remember more and achieve
maximum results. The change in people is immediate and permanent.
For more information, visit www.millionairemind.com.
with permission from the Millionaire Mind E-zine written by T. Harv
Eker, president of Peak Potentials Training.