Every time I hear I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD4vsh1zDA ) I am instantly energized. It brings me back to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver which I was fortunate to go to. I went to some events and heard this song seemingly everywhere I went around the downtown core. It was an incredible time and place to be Canadian as patriotism was ubiquitous in both Vancouver and Whistler. People were wearing Canada flags, anything red, and lots of items with a maple leaf. Others would randomly sing the Canadian national anthem or high five you while walking by. It was really interesting to see so many people from around the world show their patriotism for their country as well, like the Italians in the photo below when I was in Whistler for a day during the 2010 Olympics.
I listen to I Gotta Feeling whenever I need a pick me up. Even though the vast majority of my days are good days, which I am very grateful for, there are days when bad things happen to me. After all I am a human being! I do have other pick me up songs as well, however this is one of my favorites since it is so powerful for me based on my 2010 Olympic experience.
I sometimes listen to this song before going to an event or party that evening. By doing so I feel that Im setting the intention that it will be a good night (as per the lyrics to this song – I gotta feeling that tonights gonna be a good night). And more often than not it is!
I believe that we create our life experiences, both good and bad. Yes there are unforeseen circumstances that happen to everyone. However I do feel that the more accountable I am in making decisions in moving forward, that more good things will be coming my way.
There are times when I come across people telling me I feel a cold coming on. What do you think the chances of that person getting a cold are? I would say pretty high! Why? Because theyre telling themselves that theyre getting a cold BEFORE it happens. A totally different approach is that which Louise Hay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Hay) advocates, that of telling yourself youre healthy before you are. That is how I choose to live my life. Id rather focus on positively thinking about my future…
The above photo is me at the 2010 Winter Olympics with some Finnish hockey fans at the mens semi-final hockey game between the US and Finland. The US won easily 6-1 (http://espn.go.com/olympics/winter/2010/results/_/sport/29/event/30).
What is one of your pick me up songs?
What do you tell yourself when youre feeling a cold coming on?
Scott’s website is www.scottinsideout.com.