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Taking Control of Your Life

“As human beings, we are responsible for our own lives. Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We can subordinate feelings to values. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen.”

Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Taking control is all about becoming the driver of your life, rather than a passenger with no control over the destination.

Too many people play the role of the passenger, blaming external circumstances on their poor conditions, unhappiness, and dissatisfaction.

This mindset robs them of their power to change anything. After all, if everything that’s wrong with their life is based on external circumstances, then something outside of them has to change for improvement to occur.

Don’t be this person.

By taking control you take responsibility for your life. You realize that you can’t control other people or outside circumstances.

What you can control is your response to whatever happens. You can always control what you do, and that should be your focus.

Using your time and energy to focus on things outside of your control only creates and exacerbates anxiety, frustration, and a poor attitude.

These articles are all about taking control. Things you can do to impact your life in a positive, meaningful way.

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