How many of you have heard term emotional baggage? That's negative notions and emotions we carry around with us. Some people try to justify it with statements of a dysfunctional family. Others blame poor schooling. Fate gets a bad name too. As I was going through one of my folders on self-esteem, I rediscovered an article published by Sunshine Magazine in September 1990. If I like an article, it gets clipped or copied and I actually have a good filing system for all sorts of topics. I've had a couple of issues in my life recently that I need to dump so this article caught my attention. The old saying of teaching what you most need to know is so true. Perhaps it will help you or someone you know. It was taken from Kleinknecht Gems of Thought Encyclopedia.
"Good, like truth, is same yesterday, today, and forever.
In addition to doing a good deed, junk something every day. Junk your fears, junk your worries, junk your anxieties, junk your little jealousies, envies and hatred. Whatever interferes with your getting up and getting on in world - junk it!
Every night before you go to sleep, put upon junk heap all your disappointments, all your grudges, your revengeful feelings, your malice. Junk everything that is hindering you from becoming a big, strong, vibrant character.
The trouble with most of us is that we have no junk heap of this sort. We pull all our mental enemies, all our handicaps, our discouragements, our losses, our troubles and worries and trials along with us every day. That consumes more than 50 percent of our vitality and energy, so that we have only smaller amount left for great task of making our lives a success."
BUILDING UP or TEARING DOWN
The second item I'm sharing are excerpts from an article written by Michael Angier who publishes The Success Digest e-zine and hosts site named successnet.org. This material was in August 7th, 2000 issue.