Do you know your default settings? And do you need to change them?

Do you know your default settings? And do you need to change them?

You’re almost certainly reading this on a smartphone or some version of a computer…

…and whether you realise it or not, that device has a number of “default settings”.

But before we start, I just wanted to say a quick but HUGE THANK YOU for all the amazingly positive comments many of you sent in after I asked for feedback last week (and to apologise that I couldn’t personally respond to all of them). I was touched and am forever grateful that so many of you read and enjoy these eNewsletters. And because the feedback was so overwhelmingly positive, I won’t be making any significant changes; although you might notice one or two minor tweaks from next week. Thanks again and…

If you don’t know to what I’m referring, then think about screen brightness, volume and even language.

This also applies to any and all “apps” you have running on your device; these have default settings for things such as security and privacy, as well as the ability to track location.

Now you might be thinking…so what? What does this have to do with anything?

Well, in a way not too dissimilar from our devices, we too have “default settings”! But our default settings relate to how we think about ourselves, other people, and even the world more generally.

Do you, for example, think that you’re worthy of love (or not)? Do you, for example, believe people are inherently good (or bad)? Do you, for example, see the world as a safe (or dangerous) place?

There are no right or wrong answers here but the point of today’s eMessage is … that we all have these deep, underlying beliefs AND that these affect the way we live in the world. Most of us aren’t even aware of our “settings” but we should be; because some are more helpful than others.

Most importantly, and finally, the good news is that we can (if they’re not serving us well) change our settings and accordingly, we can enjoy more happiness and success in life…

…So that’s today’s mailing. Take some time to reflect upon the message and how it might apply to you. Check out, also, the links below for some additional readings and resources.

I hope it helps you enjoy some more happiness. Until next time…

Keep well & keep smiling
Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)