It snowed last night!
(For me readers in Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia, it’s the white stuff.)
the view outside my window
This is why I never look at the forecast.
It’s so exciting to wake up and look out the window and be surprised like this.
I love it!
But some people don’t like the snow.
They complain. They say it’s dangerous. They say it makes a mess.
Hmm, I guess that’s true.
But think about this…
Same event: snow
Two different stories
- Snow’s great.
- Snow sucks.
Two different feelings
Can you control the snow?
Can you control your thoughts.
Do your thoughts affect your emotions?
Do your emotions affect your actions.
Now about your English…
Do you LOVE English?
Do you love speaking, reading, listening and doing anything and everything in English?
If you don’t, if English isn’t a lovely day full of snow, then you probably have some negative stories.. which give you negative feelings… which make you take actions that are not good for you English or your success in life.
I’ll leave you with some 2,000 year-old wisdom from the Stoic philosopher, Epictetus.
It is not events that disturb people, but it is their judgments concerning them.