You may have heard or have used the southern saying, “I’m feeling some type of way” and you just weren’t able to put your finger on the feeling. Well the “way” you are feeling is probably uneasiness and at times it could be anxiousness, loneliness, confusion, anger or even disappointment. The first time I heard this saying I didn’t understand it at all. The more I felt some type of way, the more I understood it. When you feel your emotions coming on and you know that things are not going your way it makes you feel bad. You do not always know exactly what you are feeling but you know that you don’t feel good.
These feelings are caused because your expectations were not met. The customer service representative didn’t give you the service you expected. Your spouse didn’t give you the gift that you expected. Your co-worker did not do the work the way you had expected. Your family member did not react the way you expected. All of these situations can make you feel uneasy and begin to change your emotions.
When you are pursuing your goals you cannot let your emotions stop you. You can feel the fear, anxiety, stress, boredom or dissatisfaction and still keep working. You have to push through your emotions and continue to work logically through to your goals.
When you are working on a goal you often believe that it will happen exactly the way you planned it. However, it rarely does. What you cannot plan for is unexpected life situations. What you can control is how you react to those situations. Your daughter gets pregnant, your son still doesn’t have a job and can’t move out of the house, you get married, you get divorced, you lose your job, there is a flood in your basement or your next door neighbor sues you. No matter what happens around you the best thing you can do is keep working on your goals.
Solicit the help of other successful people and the help of your friends that want to see you succeed. Be realistic and put your focus and energy toward your prize. Even when the long journey makes you feel some type of way, do not stop working on your goals until you get them.
Consistency…Now That’s Presidential!