What are you in the mood for?

I saw a great article on getting beyond your mood to attain your goals by Jennifer Louden.

Click here for the article.

As a martial arts instructor and business owner, I see this on a daily basis. Not just in my students, suppliers and co-workers, but I have come to recognize it in myself as well.

Boredom is an emotion, lack of motivation is an emotion, being annoyed at such traits is an emotion; the list goes on and on.

The lesson here is that we need to recognize and go beyond the feelings and into what we want to do. The emotions and our attachment to them are what hold us back.

Learning to “release” our thoughts takes practice. I feel we naturally cherish our own thoughts and feelings. (I have good friend who likes to say “I have the best ideas in the world because they are mine”)

Try observing your thoughts as you work on your most important thing to do today. If they move you towards something on your to do list, make a note of it (literally) and return to the task at hand. BUT…if it is a reaction to anything else (fire alarms and the like excluded) other thoughts or memories that are reactions to reactions, recognize it as distracting and dismiss it; returning again to your task at hand.

Now get back to work 🙂

Author: TKL-Bob1

With degrees in Biology and Economics, Bob represents a Business Oriented, Martial Arts perspective on life, a career based on a hunger for lifelong learning, and a passion for teaching. Prior to becoming a full time Martial Artist, Bob's corporate career included Production, Operations, Sales, Management, and Project Management for various companies. This included regional responsibilities for an international clientele, and reporting for businesses ranging from family owned to Mid Cap 400 companies. Bob's business experiences encompass the gamut of the business world. From beginning status with door to door book sales, to operating heavy equipment, to project production and then management of corporate presences in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. A 6th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, Bob is Owner and Chief Instructor of Dickson's Taekwondo in Acworth, Ga. Prior to that he managed and opened successful locations for his instructor. He then opened his own location with his wife Sharon, also a 5th degree Black Belt and Instructor, in 2003. Bob has also trained and earned Instructor status in Korean Sword Technique, Hanmudo, Grappling styles, Tactical Short Stick training, and Personal Safety Systems. He also regularly trains with fellow school owners, attends Continuing Education Seminars and Clinics with Masters, and participates in annual Black Belt training camps.

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