A List Of Things You Can Control

There are many things in life we can't control: what happens to us, what people say or do to us, the weather, and so on. So many daily occurrences are out of our hands.  One huge aspect I believe is fully in our control, though, is attitude. We can always control our attitude towards a situation, and the sooner one learns that the better because your attitude and reaction towards something can depict how the rest of the experience will be. I was reading an article online that really spoke large volumes to me and it said, "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes." I think that is so lovely and TRUE, and it actually prompted me to write this blogpost. You can't control what happens to you, but you can control your reaction and attitude. You, luckily,  can also control quite a number of other things as well in life:

Your beliefs
Your honesty
Your thoughts
Your perspective
What books you read
How many risks you take
Your level of appreciation
How kind you are to others
The time you spend worrying
How much money you spend
How kind you are to yourself
Whether or not you ask for help
How often you practice gratitude
The amount of effort you put forth
The amount of exercise you perform
Who you consider to be your friends
Whether or not you judge other people
How many times you smile in one day

1 comment

  1. Oh my gosh I just wrote this week about things you can control. In the past years I've realize that I am in control of everything in my life and am actually responsible for how I want it to turn out. We are in control of who we choose to surround ourselves with. Can't wait to read more future posts! So glad I stumbled across your blog!!



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