I’m Rewriting My Rules

I’m rewriting my rules for when I feel happy, successful, and loved (based on a Tony Robbins lecture) and they all start with, “Any time….” As in, any time I do a mitzvah, I feel happy and successful in my Judaism and loved by God and the gadolim.

Any time I enjoy spending time with someone, I’m gonna feel loved. Any time I love someone or do something for someone, I’m gonna feel loved and connected. Any time I receive something that I like, I’m gonna feel loved. Any time I’m able to understand or to be understood by someone close to me, I’m gonna feel loved. Any time I can stay in touch with someone I value, I’m gonna feel loved. Any time I think about getting together with someone I like, I’m gonna feel loved. Any time I get a FB like by someone I like, I’m gonna feel loved. Any time I trade email with someone I like, I’m gonna feel loved. Any time I study Torah or do a mitzvah, I’m gonna feel loved by God and by my Jewish community. Any time I refrain from doing something unnecessarily harsh or hurtful, I’m gonna feel my love for others.

Any time I enjoy a drink or a meal or a book or a TV show or a walk or a conversation, I’m gonna feel happy. Any time I do something I’m good at, I’m going to feel happy. Any time I learn something, I’m going to feel happy. Any time I meet my obligations, I’m going to feel happy. Any time people and machinery come through for me, I’m going to feel happy. Any time I get a check, I’m going to feel happy. Any time I get a compliment, I’m going to feel happy. Any time I can give a compliment, I’m going to feel happy. Any time I can help someone, I’m going to feel happy. Any moment I’m alive, I’m gonna feel happy. Any time I can drink when I’m thirsty and eat when I’m hungry, I’m gonna feel happy. Any time I’m not in pain, I’m gonna feel happy. Any time the sun shines or the rain falls or the fog rolls in, I’m gonna feel happy.

Any time I learn something, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I stop myself from doing something needlessly destructive, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I devote myself to writing or to the Alexander Technique or to Torah study or to anything else I’m good at, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I’m asked for an opinion, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I’m asked for help, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I publish a blog post or Facebook post that I enjoy reading, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I get a FB like or interesting comment, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I talk to people I admire (either in person or via email, etc), I’m going to feel successful. Any time I get a compliment on my hard work, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I pay a bill or meet an obligation or repay a favor, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I do a mitzvah, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I increase my Klout score or Adsense earnings, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I have a new idea, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I recall a past success, I’m going to feel successful. Any time I visit a new city, I’m going to feel successful.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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