Things In My Life That I Can Control

"Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't."
- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

  1. My attitude
  2. What I think about
  3. What I talk about
  4. How honest I am
  5. How I interpret situations
  6. How kind I am to others
  7. How kind I am to myself
  8. How I express my feelings
  9. How much time I spend worrying
  10. The amount of effort I put in
  11. How I prioritise and spend my time
  12. The boundaries I set
  13. How well I prepare
  14. Whether I try again when I get knocked down
  15. How much control I really have

I am so guilty of trying to control every aspect of my life, even when it is something that I have no control over whatsoever.  The things that I have no control over are often the things that play on my mind the most.  In an effort to curb that bad habit I have made this list to remind myself of the things in my life that I can control. 

Whether it's what I make myself for breakfast or how I let others opinions affect me, everything I do in my life is a choice.  With every decision I make I am able to choose what brings the strongest sense of light back into my life and those around me.  The other choice is the one that feels easy and is often the one that is the least rewarding, resulting in a feeling of nothingness.  No one can make this choice for me.  I need to grab the wheel of this thing called life and steer myself in the direction I want to go.  The road may be long and winding, and I may not always know what lies around the next corner, but I'll be sure to load the car up with snacks and bop along to some sweet beats while I dodge the potholes along the way (Christchurch roads - I tell ya!). 

Remember; there is no right path, or easier path, just different ones. 

Love always, 
- G.