The Power of Feeling Good – to Do Good

The Power of Feeling Good: A Key to Doing Good

Introduction

Good morning, good afternoon, wherever you are. This is Chris, and today, I want to share some important insights with you. Despite the rain on this Saturday morning, which disrupted many plans including mine and Jess’s intended bike ride, we are here on the balcony, turning this rainy day into an opportunity for reflection and growth.

The Core Mission: Helping People Feel Good

My mission since I began coaching 45 years ago has been to help people feel good. This might sound simple, but it’s profoundly impactful. When people feel good, they tend to do good. Conversely, when they don’t feel good, their actions often reflect that negativity.

What Doesn’t Make Us Feel Good

Let’s start by discussing what prevents us from feeling good. Common culprits include stress, worry, anxiety, pain, suffering, and various physical discomforts like a toothache or backache. Financial stress, concerns about others, and countless other factors can also contribute to our discomfort. These triggers are numerous and varied, and we can easily list them as stressors that inhibit our ability to feel good.

What Makes Us Feel Good

On the flip side, many things can make us feel good. A mind that feels confident about the future, a sense of being loved and secure, and the belief that our actions are worthwhile all contribute to our well-being. There are many generic factors on both sides of the feel-good and feel-bad spectrum, but understanding these can help us navigate towards a more positive state of being.

The Importance of Feeling Good to Do Good

It’s challenging to do good if you don’t feel good. At Inner Wealth, we focus on using nature to understand the process of feeling good and using that as a trigger to do good. Some might argue that it doesn’t matter how they feel, they will still strive to do good. However, I believe that our inner state is transparently obvious to others. If we’re not genuinely feeling good, our attempts to do good may seem forced or contrived.

Authenticity and Feeling Good

Authenticity, in its simplest form, means we need to feel good to do good. There is a personal script for feeling good, and it varies for each individual. The barometer for what makes us feel good changes based on our experiences.

A Story of Resilience

I recently watched a documentary about a woman who became a quadriplegic after a tragic accident. Initially, she wanted to die, but after enduring six months of intense suffering, she graduated from university with a law degree. Despite her significant challenges, she found a way to feel good. Her story illustrates that feeling good can come from overcoming great adversity, and the bar for what makes us feel good can be drastically adjusted based on our circumstances.

The Responsibility to Feel Good

Feeling good is a responsibility, not a privilege. In our increasingly digitized world, the search for external validation or feel-good experiences can become addictive. Whether it’s AI, alcohol, drugs, approval, or financial success, these pursuits can lead us astray. Like the woman who adjusted her perspective after her accident, we must find ways to feel good within our current circumstances.

Conclusion: The Formula for Feeling Good

I believe that finding ways to feel good, regardless of our circumstances, is where true power lies. When we feel good, we can do good, earn the income we desire, and become the person we are meant to be. This week, let’s work on the formula for feeling good. This is Chris, signing off. Have a great day. Bye for now.

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