Just ‘Play’ it Baby…

He asked me “She is not a pessimist, still she isn’t happy. Why?

My answer was… “Because, it’s a classic case of pre-play and replay”!   

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Some people pre-play everything. They keep thinking about what they will do, and then what will happen, and then what will they do when that will happen! As a result, all prospective positive things lose charm when they eventually take place. It is because, no matter how positive it is, it’s very hard for any reality to compete with an imagined version of reality. Thus, their happiness always falls short of their idea of happiness.

And then some people replay everything. They keep thinking about what had happened, and with every subsequent replaying they subconsciously keep sprinkling some or other new topping to it. And they don’t even realize that, with time, what they eventually remember is not the original memory but their remix of it, with everything changed except the key notes. And slowly, rather than enjoying ‘the moment’, they begin to enjoy ‘thinking about it later’.

Well! In either case, one cannot achieve true happiness…as…

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…True happiness doesn’t lie in pre-playing or replaying the moment. It lies in simply playing…with the momentum! :-)

About Sandeep Atre

Sandeep Atre, PhD: Dr. Sandeep Atre is the Founder-Director of Socialigence – an organization that specializes in the development of ‘Social Intelligence’ through its focused online-courses and customized workshops on ‘observing nonverbal behavior and understanding emotions for greater interpersonal effectiveness and self-management’. (www.socialigence.net) He is also one of the Founder-Directors of CH EdgeMakers - a leading ‘Coaching and Training’ group of Central India. In his career of close to one and a half decade, he has trained thousands of students, and professionals of more than fifty organizations and institutions. He has authored two books “Understanding Emotions Logically – A layman’s guide to the foundations of Social Intelligence” and “Observing Nonverbal Behavior – An exhaustive guide to the essential skill of Social Intelligence” and has also been a noted blogger for last many years. He has also featured at various prestigious platforms as a ‘Management Speaker’ and ‘Motivational Orator’ and has also served on various advisory and editorial boards. He has earned repute for his value-additive innovation and holistic methodology in his domain.
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