Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tip#164: Increase Your Positive Emotional Energy, Part 1 - Kung Fu Panda

Positive Emotional Energy:
The internal feelings that activate passion, vitality, hope and confidence

The simplest solution to dealing with the ups and downs in life is to just FEEL GOOD. Feeling good is a positive energy and you already have the resources to initiate it whenever you feel stuck. You just need to identify the little things you love doing.

As mentioned in the previous entry, I had been interviewed on a live webcast by the organization Why Did You Go. The interview featured my topic, How To Press Play When You're Stuck On Pause and we discussed my methods of motivating using cinematic role models.

We also discussed the importance of building positive emotional energy to deal with unexpected crisis and change in life and career. This energy can come from positive interactions with people as discussed in Tom Rath and Donald Clifton's book, How Full Is Your Bucket? See tip#150 for more details.

This positive emotional energy also comes from every activity you love doing. It comes from a passion that is actually fuel you can tap into when times are tough or when you feel stuck in any situation.

Positive emotions can help keep your mind clear and sharp as well as stay open to new options and solutions. That is why the "Chocolate Energizes" video art I created from the interview demonstrates how one can get excited and build positive emotional energy around the thought of chocolate. See video art: click here

Kung Fu Panda

A great example of positive emotional energy in action comes from the animated movie Kung Fu Panda featuring the voice talents of Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman. Black plays Po, a clumsy, fat Panda bear who has a passion for Kung Fu and food. When destiny chooses him to become the prophesied Dragon Warrior his self-esteem and self-worth is put to the test.

It is up to Master Shifu, played by Dustin Hoffman, to train Po who is unfortunately accident prone, terribly unskilled and overweight. But when Master Shifu sees Po's passion for food he utilizes that to motivate him. Through Po's love for food he is able to unleash his positive emotional energies that leads to increasing his enthusiasm, self-confidence and self-esteem.

By combining Po's love for Kung Fu and food he and Master Shifu are able to take Po's initially perceived weaknesses and turn them into powerful strengths.

So let this inspire you to identify the activities you love to do. See the hidden values of your passions for building positive emotional energy within you. Then you can tap into this energy to build a sharper mind and a positive attitude towards the problems in your life.

Related Tips:
Tip#164: Increase Your Positive Emotional Energy, Part 1 - Kung Fu Panda
Tip#960: Increase Your Positive Emotional Energy, Part 2 - X-Men: Apocalypse
Tip#962: Increase Your Positive Emotional Energy, Part 3 - The Present 
Tip#1046: Increase Your Positive Emotional Energy, Part 4 - Wonder Woman  Tip#231: Foodgasms = Positive Energy! - 4 Movie Tips
Tip#248: 7 Positive Emotions That Energize – Stranger Than Fiction 
Tip#842: Emotional Cinematic Moments, Part 1 - Paul Walker - Fast & Furious 7 
Tip#844: Emotional Cinematic Moments, Part 2 – Netflix’s Daredevil 
Tip#847: Emotional Cinematic Moments, Part 3 - The Age of Adaline 

Download and listen to the full live webcast interview on How To Press Play When You’re Stuck On Pause. Click here

Emmanuel Lopez
Motivational Specialist & Motivational Wingman
© Emmanuel Lopez 2008

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thx for all your tips. They have really helped me to get thru my current challenges. Your positive thoughts really make a differnce in how we can handle crisis in our life.