Human emotions, have been the driving energy and force of humans for centuries. Feelings without emotions never account to anything beyond a realization of feelings. Without emotions, you would not take action, won’t go the full nine yards, you won’t push the envelope. Notice how a race car driver or Olympian, stand on the top of the podium is crying after a victory. Here is Rubens Barrichello on podium in tears. Barrichello started 18th in the grid, and won the race by driving on a wet surface with dry-weather tires for about 20 laps.
Let’s continue a bit more to talk about this emotion. There are negative emotions and positive emotions. Revenge, anger and jealousy being some of the negative emotions and love, faith, hope and sex (surprised?) enthusiasm and romance being some of the positive emotions.
Let’s take for example you love someone so much and this person dies. You feel extreme emotions. You could use this emotion in a positive way or negative way depending on the emotions you feeling. You could also make sure you focus on the positive emotions.
I remember watching an episode on Air Crash Investigation on National Geographic where the partial fault of an air traffic controller caused the crash of an aircraft in which a father lost his wife and kids. The father eventually took revenge on the air traffic controller by stabbing him. This is how a negative emotion gets used.
Then there was, Robert Sanders carried his dying daughter from the minivan he had been driving when an air bag slammed her unconscious. Thanks, in no small measure to Sanders’ dogged, painful crusade to prevent such tragedies from happening to others, the Transportation Department plans announced a rule designed to ensure that air bags are safe for children as well as full-size adults. She was 7 when her father, tuning the radio, failed to stop in time for a red light and slid into another van. Their vehicle was traveling less than 10 mph. It had been Alison’s turn to sit in the front seat. Her two brothers, in the back, were unhurt. Sanders, who went on to organize Parents for Safer Air Bags, is living proof that no matter how remote the federal government seems, ordinary individuals can propel it into action. Not that that’s easy. Sanders had to leave a law practice in Baltimore and dip into his savings. He endures having to tell complete strangers how his daughter died in an accident for which he was responsible.
Sanders used his positive emotions for the love of his daughter to push ahead in a change to regulations. You must have seen Forest Gump’s running scene. Same thing. Used this emptions in a positive way, to run.
Then there was Fauja Singh. He is a world record holder in his age bracket. His current personal best time for the London Marathon (2003) is 6 hours 2 minutes, and his marathon record, for age 90-plus, is 5 hours 40 minutes at the age of 92, at the 2003 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. In 2004, he was featured in an advertising campaign for sportswear manufacturer Adidas alongside David Beckham and Muhammad Ali. Singh holds UK records for the 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, mile and 3000 m for his age group, records all set within a single 94 minute period.
How did he do all this? Emotions again. It was only after witnessing the death of his fifth son, Kuldip, in a construction accident in August 1994, that Fauja returned to his passion for running, in 1995. The deaths of his wife in 1992, and his eldest daughter who had died from complications after giving birth to his third granddaughter, gave him the determination for this new focus in life.
This determination to focus on joyful experiences in your life, can only become reality if it is emotionally driven. Nothing else comes close to making it happen. Fauja Singh could have been in depression and maybe turn to drinking and eventually die from complications. Yet he is doing even young people will not do.
This determination to focus on a new thing in your life, can only become reality if it is emotionally driven. Nothing else comes close to making it happen. Fauja Singh could have been in depression and maybe turn to drinking and eventually die. Yet he is doing what not even young people will do.
You might not know but sex is one of the most powerful emotion. Sex can be break you and bring you down over addiction of it. I am sure you have read about politicians losing it all over sex. In a common man losing a family, house, money and even life over sex.
Knowing how these emotions can make a person do extraordinary things, you can also take any emotion and make it work for you. How do you do it?
Focusing on positive emotions. See I am not saying you ignore the negative emotions or pretend they don’t exit. Just don’t over indulge and be obsessed on the negative emotions. If you are in a relationship, focus on LOVE and ROMANCE and not jealousy and fear or revenge of the other person doing bad to you. Focus on sex, (yes, it is a positive emotion) and love and not sex as a physical activity. You will last for hours enjoying sex. Think of hope and faith (as I written before, faith is about submission, surrender, total trust).
For myself, it was in Jan 2016, with a life not going the way I wanted, there was a lot of emotions in me. I decided to focus all this emotions into my health and body. In 14 months, lost 17 kilograms, became lean and muscular and started developing a six pack. How? I started hitting the gym. I remember using 5kg dumb bells for biceps was hard work. Some friends were laughing at me seeing what is 48-year-old was starting to do. They thought I was having a mid-life crisis 😊. Now I push 16kg on each arm for biceps press for my set of 16 reps and then 14 and 12.5 for the last set. My health improved vastly and a medical checkup in the later part of 2016 showed I was as if 10 years younger. In October 2016 won a 300KM race in Japan. I know one of the reason I was lean and fit. Now imagine that to 14 months ago, fat, overweight and no directions. Emotions driven actions.