Shenita Sanders, MA, CPPC
The very moment we take control of our lives and destiny, we set into motion waves of positive energy that have interesting ripple effects. In our genuine quest to become better, the universe will most assuredly give us necessary opportunities to challenge our thinking. And if your’re like me, even though I have learned to welcome those challenges, I don’t always like the way they make me feel.
Years ago, a wonderfully wise and beautiful friend taught me the “Power of Cool.” The Power of Cool is a phrase I coined to mean remaining cool and calm in negative or uncertain circumstances. I recently have employed The Power of Cool method and realized two wonderful effects it produced.
First, my unhealthy circumstances forced me to remember why taking control of my life, in this moment, is necessary. It taught me that my dreams, hopes, and desires are worth any challenge. Each day has given me new respect for myself, increased my self-worth, and given me a stronger desire to accomplish my goals.
Second, the people around me are given beautiful opportunities for change. When I do not react they way others expect, then at that moment they must adapt. When I remain cool and unemotional, my positive energy sends a powerful message that I am in control and have a wonderful and well deserved advantage.
No matter what circumstance you find yourself in, remember “The Power of Cool” and why it is important to your destiny.
“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” Thomas Jefferson
How do you control your circumstances?