Shiny New Cars Get Dirty
I remember the day I purchased my first new car — a 1979 Honda Accord. My old car was a 1962 Rambler that started only on Tuesday and Thursday. The steering wheel fell off in my college parking lot. I couldn’t believe that I now owned a car, which started everyday, and was built like a tank, which meant the steering wheel remained attached to the drive shaft.
I checked the car every hour just to make sure no one in Brooklyn used it as a park bench. My happiness was attached to this shiny new car. One fateful day, I noticed a key scratch along the driver side door. My happiness dissipated and my mood became dark and gloomy.
My reaction is what happens when we define our happiness and moods from objects or people outside of ourselves. The client likes me therefore I am happy. The prospect said no, therefore I am depressed and melancholy.
Our only chance for true happiness, joy and well being is when we define ourselves from the inside out, not the other way around.
When we hand our power to anyone or anything outside of ourselves, we are handing over our own personal power to forces outside of ourselves.
We create our own happiness and well being by how we think, the affirmations we use, and the pictures we form in our head.
Use powerful affirmations such as, “I am bold,” “I am courageous,” and “I have abundance in my life,” and you will discover that whatever happens on the outside will not effect what happens on the inside — not even your shiny new car getting dirty.