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Nov 06

Who is in control here?

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact my attitude has on my life. I have so far learned that attitude is more important than facts. Attitude is more important than my past. It is more important than my education, my appearance, my skill, and even more important than money. It is more important than failures, than successes, or what others think, say, or do. Attitude can ruin a relationship or destroy a group of friends. Based on it, a company will either succeed or fail. It has the power to tear a family apart and perpetuate itself through generations. However, even with all this power, the truly remarkable thing about attitude is that every moment of every day, we choose the attitude we want to have.

We cannot change our past and we cannot change the way other people will act. We cannot make the traffic flow any faster or the person in the left lane move to the right. We cannot fix our partners, our kids, our friends, or our relatives. In fact, we can only change a small number of the things in this world that affect our lives. The only thing we have complete control over is our attitude and the thoughts that we allow to control our minds.

I am completely convinced that the measure of the quality of my life is affected 2% by what happens to me and 98% by how I choose to react to what happens to me. How I react to life is determined by my attitude and my attitude is determined by my thoughts. My thoughts are primarily based on my past experience and how I changed my mind as a result of experiencing the things I have. I chose to have the attitude I have. I am certain that it is the same with you.

We are in charge of and responsible for our attitudes and our attitudes are controlled by our thoughts. If we are responsible people, we must therefore be good stewards of that which we are in charge. If we want to live a happy, healthy, fulfilling life, then we have an obligation to make the right choice every moment of every day about how we choose to think. We can choose to let the 2% of life control our thoughts and effect our attitudes or we can control our thoughts ourselves and through self-discipline and intelligence determine our own feelings. Our attitude has great power, and we are in control of it.

To control one’s attitude and thoughts is to control one’s life. If we aren’t in control of our thoughts and attitudes, then something or someone else will be. With this knowledge, will you control your life or will you give that control away?

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  1. Rita

    If I communicated I could thank you euognh for this, I’d be lying.

  2. Marlie

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  3. Tilda

    Added, I love your blog! 🙂

    1. Dan Prince

      Thank you!

      1. Eldora

        Hey, good to find soemnoe who agrees with me. GMTA.

    2. Lena

      Stay with this guys, you’re helping a lot of peploe.

    3. Aspen

      Thanks for sharing. What a plauesre to read!

  4. Josh Bulloc

    Dan,
    I totally agree that we are the ones in charge, we may not be able to control the outcome of a situation but we can control our response to it. Whenever something negative happens to me I like to take the edge of it off by asking “what did I learn from this?”.

    1. Dan Prince

      Good approach Josh. If you believe everything happens for a reason, or in every challenge lies and opportunity, then you begin to look for the reason and the opportunity and ignore whether or not the event was “negative”.

      1. Bison

        I’m not wohrty to be in the same forum. ROTFL

    2. Deandra

      I relaly needed to find this info, thank God!

    3. Regina

      At last! Somenoe who understands! Thanks for posting!

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