Make no mistake, even happy, positive, optimistic motivational speakers feel a little uncertain and "waffley" sometimes. And if this ever happens to you, you might want to try this surefire remedy.
When the ground feels shaky and your life feels somewhat unstable, that's the time to surround your self with secure anchors. By secure anchors, I'm referring to anything that you can see, hear, smell, taste or touch that feels comforting and reminds you of a happy, blissful time in your life.
My husband and I were watching a very disturbing news program on television recently. I will admit that my feeling of uneasiness grew as I continued to watch the devistation and tragedy unfold. Finally, remembering that my feelings come DIRECTLY out of what I am focused on, (hellooooo!) I remembered that I could, in fact, change the channel! I flipped over to PBS and there, to my delight and amazement, was an old rerun of the Ed Sullivan Show!
I remember as a young girl watching that show every Sunday night of my life. And as I sang along tonight with Ricky Nelson, I felt 15 again. I felt silly and carefree and happy.
Do you have a favorite sweatshirt that you've had forever? How about a cherished family photo? Do you have an old movie that you bought on video that you absolutely love? Like maybe "It's a Wonderful Life". Perhaps you have a favorite CD of the Beatles or Sting or ABBA. Whatever works for you.
Look around. Those secure anchors are there. Just waiting to be dusted off and enjoyed again. You can go back to those happy times. Maybe only for a visit – but you can go back.