Your So Called Life

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Life! It’s a treasure, it’s one thing all human beings on the planet have in common, we all have a life.

Another thing we all have in common is that we were all created equal. That’s a true fact! Here’s another true fact; in many ways, we don’t stay equal very long. The world quickly divides it’s human inhabitants into the “haves” and “have nots” and into the “privileged” and the “not so privileged.” Or does it?

I don’t really think it does; I think we do it to ourselves. Understand what I mean by that, I don’t mean someone else does it to you, I mean you do it to yourself. More than any other single factor, you decide if you’ll be a “have” or a “have not.” You make that decision frequently, every single day.

That decision will impact almost every other decision you make.

Do yourself a favor and get a couple of blank pieces of paper (okay use your computer, tablet or even your phone if you don’t have paper) and on the top of one write “things in my life that I control.” On the top of the other one write “things in my life I that don’t control.” Over the next few days jot down all the things that fit in the appropriate category on each piece of paper.

Take some time to study each piece of paper, pay particular attention to the paper with the “don’t control” stuff. Next, copy the stuff on the “don’t control” paper onto the “do control” paper and throw the “don’t control” paper away. Physically throw it away, burn it, bury it, however you do it, just get it out of your life.

It’s your life! Don’t give control of any part of it to someone or something else.

Your lot in life is much more dependent on your thoughts and actions than anything else. Your circumstances and environment play a role but in many instances we even control those factors.

Make a plan to control all of the “don’t control” stuff that you moved over to your “do control” list. Ask for help, network with people that already have control over those things, do what they do. Ask for some more help, but remember, “help” means help, it doesn’t mean do it for me. (some of you are already saying “I can’t” and to you let me say that at the top of the list of the things that you do control you need to write “my attitude” and you need to review that list every morning)

It’s your life and you deserve to live it that way. A tiny percentage of the world’s population ever actually have control of their life taken from them but a rather large percentage gives it away.

Successful people never give control of their life away. You’ll have a real tough time being a “have” if you hang on to that “don’t control” paper, even if you just keep it in the back of your mind. Get rid of it and really live YOUR life!

17 thoughts on “Your So Called Life

  1. Short, but great and inspiring article, Steve. It is absolutely true. As Brian Tracy said, ‘Write down your goals, make plans to achieve them and work on your plans every single day’.

    Many thanks for sharing it. Regards, Balazs

  2. @happyanceli says:

    I love it.
    Simple & Direct.
    Eye opening.
    I didn’t want to accepted BUT any reason
    that explains WHY we haven’t achieve whatever I desire
    is an EXCUSE…just that.
    ( Sniff ) aww I think I’ve just grew up.
    Yei !!

  3. @happyanceli says:

    I love it.
    Simple & Direct.
    Eye opening.
    I didn’t want to accept it BUT any reason
    that explains WHY we haven’t achieve whatever I desire
    is an EXCUSE…just that.
    ( Sniff ) aww I think I’ve just grew up.
    Yei !!

  4. @happyanceli says:

    ( hahah sorry pick this one or correct my grammar yourself)

    I love it.
    Simple & Direct.
    Eye opening.
    I didn’t want to accept it, BUT any reason
    that explains WHY we haven’t achieved whatever we desire
    is an EXCUSE…just that.
    ( Sniff ) aww I think I’ve just grew up.
    Yei !!

  5. I love this… its saddening how we humans sometimes never think, how our thoughts of ourselves are always shaping who we ultimtately become.. that’s what i get from this great post..

    • That is so true. We are what we think we are. Our circumstances are what we think they are. Our attitude is what we think it is. And WE have the power to change all of it.

      Thanks for your thoughts and comment, they made it a better post!

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