Feelings or actions first
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The way we want life to be is "we want to feel it first". How often have you heard "I don't feel like it!"?
Which comes first, feelings or actions? Do I have actions because I had a feeling, do I take action because I have feelings? Or do I feel because I took an action? The way we want life to be is, “I want to feel it first”. You hear teenagers say this a lot, “I don’t feel like it”, and if they don’t feel like it, they’re not going to do it – right? So, feelings often can be motivated by action, but what’s more powerful is when actions are causing feelings. For instance, I could stand up and say, “I love my life”, and I can do that three or four times and what’s going to start happening is that I’m going to feel that. Or, you know the feeling - you’re laying on the couch and you’re all lethargic and you get up and start running, and the second you start running, you start feeling better. So, we can create feelings by taking action - that’s the hero’s paradigm. Or, we can pretend that “I’m not going to do it until I feel like it” or “I don’t feel like it”, that’s the victims paradigm.