“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”Brian Tracy
“It's not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life, it is how you handle what happens to you.”Zig Ziglar
“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.”(Tony) Anthony Robbins
“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.”Mark Victor Hansen
The take-home message from these great coaches, motivators, and teachers is simple - changing your life starts with you. You can't always control what happens to you, but the only thing you can positively impact in your life is your own mind - your mental attitude. When we want to improve our lives we so often look outside ourselves, but the true wealth and road to happiness begins in our heads.
Today, focus in on your thoughts throughout the day. Catch your musings and the idle drift that creeps around in your head when you think things are going poorly. Write them down, analyze them, find out how they impact your life. Most importantly, decide if THAT is HOW you want them to impact your life.