Things You Can Control

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26 Things You Can Control from Hay House Writers Workshop by Ruben Chavez // ThinkGrowProsper with photo’s provided by Judith Loniak Photography, quotes added by GratitudeSeeds.com and music by Chris Zabriskie.

Things You Can Control

1. Your Beliefs

“The power of a person derives not from the office he occupies but from a clear sense of direction and aspiration and from a willingness to struggle for his ways and beliefs.” ~ Ariel Sharon ~

2. Your Attitude

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.” ~ Charles Revson ~

3. Your Thoughts

“Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.“ ~ Susan L. Taylor ~

4. Your Perspective

“Changing your perspectives will not only transform you but also the whole world.” ~ Ji-Hae Park ~

5. How Honest You Are

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” ~ Thomas Jefferson ~

6. Who Your Friends Are

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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7. What Books You Read

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.“  ~ Joseph Addison ~

8. The Food You Eat

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”  ~ Bethenny Frankel ~

9. How Many Risks You Take

“Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.”  ~ Sarah Parish ~

10. How You Interpret Situations

“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.” ~ Chris Pine ~

11. How Kind You Are To Others

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made
kind by being kind.”  ~ Eric Hoffer ~

12. How Kind You Are To Yourself

“You have to be kind to yourself to survive in the world.”  ~ Paul Dini ~

13. How Often You Say “Thank You”

“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”  ~ Alice Walker ~

14. How Often You Exercise

“There should be three main things: eating, exercise and sleep. All three together in the right balance make for a truly healthy lifestyle.“  ~ Rohit Shetty ~

15. How Often You Say “I Love You”

“I say to everybody, love is what wakes you up in the morning, love is what makes you walk, and love is what makes you hope.”  ~ Jerry Lewis ~

16. How You Express Your Feelings

“It is important to express oneself… provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.”  ~ Berthe Morisot ~

17. Whether Or Not You Ask For Help

“Humble people ask for help.”  ~ Joyce Meyer ~

18. How Often You Practice Gratitude

“Social scientists have found that the fastest way to feel happiness is to practice gratitude.”  ~ Chip Conley ~

19. How Many Times You Smile Today

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.”  ~ Christie Brinkley ~

20. The Amount of Effort You Put Forth

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

21. How You Spend/Invest Your Money

“My first objective is to invest, and if I have anything to spare, then I spend.”  ~ Shiv Khera ~

22. How Much Time You Spend Worrying

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”  ~ Leo Buscaglia ~

23. How Often You Think About Your Past

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.“  ~ Buddha ~

24. Whether Or Not You Judge Other People

“If I am to judge others, I should be subject to be judged. You make your bed, you must lie in it.“  ~ Nigel Barker ~

25. Whether Or Not You Try Again After A Setback

“Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.” ~ Philip Stanhope ~ (4th Earl of Chesterfield)

26. How Much You Appreciate The Things You Have

“The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.“  ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton ~

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