Can You Guess Which Of These Are In Your Control?

I didn’t know there were so many advantages for a first time home-buyer.

I didn’t know that if I had started investing at age 18, I would have 10 times as much saved as I do now.

I didn’t know that I could have just asked for a raise.

I didn’t know that there were so many grants available for my project.

I didn’t know that the market wouldn’t want to buy my product.

I didn’t know that my kids were being bullied at school.

I didn’t know that my employees were unhappy.

I didn’t know that primary elections were so important.

I didn’t know that my health was my choice.

I didn’t know that too much red meat can cause heart disease.

I didn’t know that I could forgive myself.

I didn’t know that I would be put in that situation.

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Regardless of what you know and don’t know, the outcome is usually your fault.

It’s painful to hear, but there’s no other way to look at it.

Think about it this way:

If you deflect ownership, you choose to live your life under someone else’s control.

If you choose to own each element, you are at fault more, but you give yourself the power to improve.

So, until the education system improves (really, until we improve the system,) your education is your responsibility.

Not everything is in your control, but your reaction to circumstance absolutely is.

Ownership of the outcome, regardless of adversity, is paramount.

2 Minute Action

What’s something you’ve been dwelling on? Ruminating on? Sulking about?

What might happen if you gave yourself permission to let it go?

What might happen if you gave yourself permission to think about the future?

What might happen if you gave yourself permission to feel the sadness of failure and also the optimism of the future?

What might happen if you did this all the time?

Your productive output will not change until your patterns of thought change.

Published by chris danilo

Carbon-based. My mission is to teach the next generation to care about the world, to know how to change it, and to take relentless action. Stalk me: @theCountDanilo everywhere

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