1. What you do
Your actions are yours and yours only. You choose to do or not to do them and are responsible for their effects.
2. What you say
Also, the words you say or write are chosen by you, consciously or unconsciously. Like your actions, they have an impact both on your life and on those that you come into contact with.
3. What you think
It is tough to control your thoughts because most of them are subconscious and run through our minds quickly. However, you can remember what is more critical for you, in terms of values, convictions, and the things you believe in, and make you better each time you are about to break your principles. So thoughts can consciously be chosen. It’s up to you.
4. Your work
Many condone this aspect, as it is easier for them to say: “Oh, I’m caught up in this job because I have no other degree, experience,” etc. Hm! This is an easy way of not admitting responsibility in choosing one’s job. It is your work, and you chose it. If you stay or go is also a choice.
5. The people you associate yourself with
A nice T-shirt reads: “It is difficult to fly high like an eagle when you are surrounded by lions”. This saying is often right. Your friends can lift you up or drag you down. You decide what kind of friends you want to have.
6. Your physical health
A lot of our health depends on genetics and environmental factors. And a lot more of our health depends on our choices: diet, sleep, routine, control, etc.
7. The environment where you live
Your house, the conditions in your home, the city you live in, and the conveniences are all things that you can control (although some of them to a smaller extent). Then, you decide if you tolerate them or move to another place.
8. Your financial status
To have or not to have enough money is a ratio of what you earn and spend.
9. Your time
You choose how to spend your time and how much you consecrate on several activities. You will never have more than the 24 hours that have been given to you every day.
10. Your legacy
All your actions, words, and knowledge you shared with others in your existence become the gift you leave behind when you leave.
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Copyright © Marcus Victor Grant 2012-present Translation by Cristiana Brezeanu of the article “10 lucruri în viață pe care le poți controla“ published initially in Romanian at the 6th of March 2012 on Discerne. Copyright © Marcus Victor Grant, all rights reserved
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