Motion Creates Emotion!

           Motion creates emotion. And emotion is the source of energy in taking on new challenges and thus succeeding in life. Have you ever played sports or even just gone for a run? How many of you have done this and have eventually found yourself getting your second wind? You’re out there physically exerting yourself, and your mind is wandering off to wondering how much longer you can take this physical exertion. You force yourself to do just a little bit more, and shortly, something amazing happens… you catch your second wind.

Once we catch our second wind, we feel great, and we feel like we could play or run all day long, right? What happened there? Well, we kept moving our bodies, and that eventually stirred our emotions into feeling like we were doing something worthy. Our emotions finally got to our minds and triggered a rationalizations mechanism in which our minds then configured an answer to why continuing this activity was logical.

Let’s look at another example. Have you ever felt really lazy and straddled with that blah feeling that leaves you feeling a little blue? I bet during those blah times you just couldn’t seem to muster up the energy needed to get your tired and drained body off the couch, huh? What happened when a friend came by and dragged you off of the couch and out of the house to go do something? How did you feel once your friend finally got you off the kryptonite couch? Pretty good, huh? You felt emotionally connected to your friend as well as the activity that you found yourself doing, didn’t you? This is one of the secrets to life, so get up and get going!


  1. What success and leadership principles can you identify in this newsletter?
  2. What will you do to implement one of these success and leadership principles over the next week?



*Dan is working on his third wrestling book, a memoir, and two more academic books.

*Dan is presently speaking about teen leadership and his book, The Storm: How Young Men Become Good Men.

*Dan wrote a chapter in Joshua Kangley’s new book, Mind Shift 2022.



*Be sure to check out some of Dan’s book series pages!

Granddaddy’s Secrets Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Educators Book Series

Authors Should Speak Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Sports Lovers Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Parents Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Self-Starters Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Frustration Beaters Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Overachievers Book Series

Granddaddy’s Secrets for Authorpreneurs Book Series


Dan Blanchard, Teen Leadership, The Storm

*The difference between two people today and ten years from today will be the books they read and the people they talked to!