People are either thermostats or thermometers. They either simply reflect the climate around them – like a thermometer. Or they set the climate around them – like a thermostat.
Do you set the emotional tone in your life, in your family, in your marriage? Do you influence, or are you influenced?
To be more of a thermostat, you must own your values and let those guide you, rather than simply following or copying others. It’s about being intentional, and not acting on auto-pilot.