Hey team. Good Morning. Happy Wednesday. All right, so here we are. It’s almost spring break for those of you that have kids you know what that means. Or I guess if you’re in college you know what that means. You get to work all week. If you’re in college, you get to work all week. You don’t have to take any time off because there’s no school. And some of you are going, “I don’t know if that’s the definition of spring break, Chad.”

I get it. Hey, spring is here. Spring is here. I don’t know how many of you guys have noticed flowers are starting to bloom. You’re seeing little buds here and there. I got some beautiful flowers in my front yard and more on the way. It’s going to be pretty exciting.

So earlier this morning or last week, I don’t know, I read a lot. So I was reading John Maxwell and he said when it comes to emotions we really only have two choices. One is to master them, two let’s be mastered by them. And I can’t disagree. I mean, let’s honestly look at that and think about that. Sometimes, maybe a few of you that are hearing this right now, you’re sitting there and you’re going, “Oh Chad, that kind of stinks.” Do you have an anger problem?

Have you let your emotions get the better of you and control you?

Have you allowed the emotion of fear to paralyze you and keep you from moving forward in faith and taking advantage of opportunities? Or have you let anger get so hot-tempered and so upset that you’ve burned bridges and relationships with co-workers, with family, with friends that you no longer have them around in your life anymore?

These are all things that are super duper important and I’ve seen a lot of people that are pretty smart, pretty gifted. I mean we’ve seen it even in celebrities and so on and so forth. As you look at life, their emotions have prevented them from because of the lack of mastery because of those things. It’s easy to manage things when times are great and no problem, no pressure, and no hard stuff going on. You can kind of keep things under wrap and control. But man…

When the pressure is on, the real you right all of a sudden stands up.

It’s an important thing to learn. To master your emotions and how you feel. Sometimes persevering and pushing through in the hard times and putting on that desire. Now am I saying fake it till you make it? Well, not really. That’s not really what I’m getting at. It’s one thing to have emotions and to have fear and different things but don’t let it paralyze you. Don’t let your anger take control of you. Don’t let those kinds of emotions overshadow your growth or your potential because you have a purpose and there’s more to you than just you know make it through.

I’d hate to see anybody let their emotions cloud their judgment and prevent them from success in their life. And so for you, the next thing right now that we’ve heard this and we’re talking about this. We’re sharing this little tidbit of fact and information, this little golden nugget of truth. The thing Maxwell sells is that knowing it is great but if you don’t put action to it, start working on managing those emotions and stuff then you will still accomplish nothing right.

Just knowing that you need to master your emotions isn’t enough. You actually need to put action to it.

Some people need a counselor. Some people need other buddies. They need that support around them. So I don’t know what you have in your life but these are things that you need to do in your quiet time, in your moments alone. And sometimes out on post we have a lot of moments alone. Sometimes that can be good and sometimes that can be bad. It depends on which thing you’re feeding…which emotion are you feeding.

Are you feeding towards success and how to deal with it? Or are you feeding the problems and looking at the glasses always only half full? I’m never going to get much or it’s half empty? I never really get that glass thing. I’m not sure exactly which side of the fence I’m on from time to time. It’s kind of like being on the wagon or off the wagon, I can’t remember which one is right.

I’m just talking here. It’s super early in the morning but let’s manage our emotions. Let’s be valuable because nothing less will do. People that are valuable have managed their emotions and you don’t let them get the better of them. They don’t freeze up and they don’t burn up when it comes to emotion.

All right, God bless you guys. You have a wonderful Wednesday because it’s Workshop Wednesday. Today is going to be an epic day so God bless you. I will see you next week and until then be valuable because nothing less will do. See you next week!