“Life is a rollercoaster
Just gotta ride it....”
sang Ronan Keating
Life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, thrills and spills, just like a roller coaster.
People say to me....
“yes, but the difference is we can choose to ride the roller coaster or not. There are many things in our life we cannot choose and many people and events that we cannot control”
I do not argue with them. I believe there is only one thing within our control, how you feel and in turn, how you react to the world you live in. This has a direct effect on what happens around you and to you.
"We can choose to ride the roller coaster or not,
there are many things in our life we cannot choose
and many people and events that we cannot control.”
When you are riding the roller coaster, you and the others sharing the ride go on the same route, have the same ups and downs, the same twists and turns, the same thrills and spills.
Some of the people on the ride will scream in delight, enjoy the adrenaline rush, and soak up the experience to relive it over-and-over again when they remember the ride.
Then there are others who, despite being on the same ride at the same time, will scream with fear, close their eyes and wish the ride would end. They also soak up the experience and relive it over-and-over again when they remember the ride.
Other people will be on the same ride, and feel neither the excitement nor the fear. The adrenaline doesn’t rush through them; they don’t enjoy the ride particularly, and they don’t hate it either, they just go along quite literally for the ride because others do it, and it seems like the right thing to do at the time. They also experience feelings that they will relive over-and-over again when they remember the ride.
As you can see different people will have different experiences even when they are doing the same thing, at the same time and under the same conditions.
Just remember that:
Y O U have the choice about how you feel
Y O U have control over how you feel
Y O U decide what experience you will have based on the way you F E E L.
I invite you to join me in 2023 on the roller coaster of life.
There will be ups and downs, twists and turns, thrills and spills.
We will have different experiences at different times and some of them may not always feel good...that’s OK.
One thing I can promise you is that the choice is yours.
The only thing that ever matters at any time or place is - how you feel -and you are the only one who can control that.
Are you ready to take 100% responsibility for Y O U!
Go on, give it a go and see what happens. The only person stopping you is Y O U!
You Got This.
Let me know how it goes.
Linda Ledwidge is or has been at one point in her life a
- human BEing as well as a human DOing, woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, nurse, midwife, head cook and bottle washer, among other things and her passion today is ~ to hear you smile!
You can contact her here.
All that ever matters
How You Feel!
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Certified Practioner Level IV
Emotion Code Certified
Certified Life Coach