Taking life into your own hands
Too many people go through life thinking that things happen to them. The truth is, we make things happen to us. While it is true that setbacks and road bumps are a very real part of life, the truth is also that we control our life. We determine if we will find success, or meet failure. We determine if we will be happy, or miserable. We determine if we will find joy and peace, or fear and anxiety. Our thoughts, actions, and approach to life are in our control, and it is through those things that we control our life. So, if you want to take life into your own hands, you can. Stop letting things happen to you, and start determining what you will get out of life.
To take life into your own hands, try the following tips:
One: Determine now to never let a setback keep you from success. People who take life into their own hands do not expect everything to be perfect, but they do expect what they want. This means that if they are on the road to success, and get knocked on their butt, they do not stay there and wallow, complaining about how unlucky or picked on they are. No, they get up, and pick themselves off the ground, and get right back on the path to success. In order to take life into your own hands, you have to become the type of person who always bounces back instead of the type of person who gripes and moans or worse, gives up.
Two: Determine what makes you happy, and seek it dilligently. If you find that you are not happy with your job, find one you are happy with. If you are not happy in your marriage, find ways to change that so that you are happy. Those people who take life into their own hands do it by knowing what makes them happy, and not resting until they achieve that happiness. You can't expect things to simply fall into place, you have to make conscious efforts to get them there. This means do not give up because you made a bad decision. Instead, work out the possibilities, determine the one that will make you the happiest, and set your courses to get there.
Three: Take responsibility for your decisions and actions. It is your thoughts that control your actions, and you control your thoughts. So, if you want to have the life you have always dreamed of, you have to recognize that it is up to you to get it. This means you need to take the responsibility for your own decisions and actions, including the wrong ones. You have to recognize that you are the one who determines where you spend your time and energy. If you want to have the life you want, you have to invest that time and energy into the things that will get it for you. This takes a lot of discipline, but it is not impossible.
You will face challenges in life, but if you are willing to take life into your own hands, you will rise above those challenges and become the best person you can be, and you will find happiness and joy doing it.