There are memorable moments in your life that stand out more than others. Regardless of what you achieve and how important it is to you, it’s the feelings that get engraved deep within you.
I can easily recall the feelings of overwhelming love as I held my newborn daughters in my arms. I was bursting with pride when I was father of the bride, seeing my daughter committed herself to marriage and my grandson fills me with joy every time I see him.
Memories fade of the overtime I’ve earned and the promotions that I’ve had. Beating my sales targets that never seemed to have existed, nor the completion of the most intricate task. They get filed in an abstract past that got me through the day, but the emotion that it invokes, the feelings that you associate with the occasion, references the things that matter.
As much as it’s easy to link emotions with family and loved ones, the same can apply with other aspects of your life and the things you achieve. Passing my driving test gave me an overwhelming sense of freedom. Completing the three-peak challenge a huge sense of satisfaction and publishing my latest book on Amazon and massive sense of pride.
I’d worked hard over the last six months recalling finer details of my past fitness and martial arts practices. For quite some time I’ve been a maverick challenging the status quo and gaining a deep understanding, hence the title of my book “Truth of Movement”. I believe we accept what we are told without question and that is my point, we should question so we can understand.
When we experience an emotion in our daily lives, we often recall similar experiences that had given us the same feeling before. Therefore, we associate the feelings and these events in the same category. You will be far more likely to remember how you felt rather than what you did.
Truth of Movement by Mike Bowden http://amzn.eu/azCDmxw