It may be more comfortable to view situations as beyond your control, determined by either chance or the actions of others beyond your control.
The truth is that a greater degree of true joy comes from accepting that you are in control of much more than you think, and then using that control to change your outcomes.
- Accept where you are currently and be content about it, there is nothing you can do about it.
- Visualize where you want to be in the future but don’t worry about how far you have to go or everything that could go wrong on your way there.
- Focus on what you can do right now that will move you one step closer to your goal and attack that aggressively. Do what is uncomfortable. Don’t put it off until tomorrow. Don’t worry about the step after that. Just focus 100% of your energy on what is right in front of you.
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”