Guess Who's Really in Charge of Your Life

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"You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame."
--Erica Jong

Believe it or not, you are the superstar of your life. You get to make everything happen. You control your thoughts, actions, and reactions. You control your choices, which ultimately affects every factor in your life. 

The most successful people I've met are the ones that have taken responsible role for everything in their lives. Even if they grew up disadvantaged, they learned to not dwell on it. They decided that they wouldn't let their history or current situation hold them back. They used their stories as motivation to make their lives better. 

Realizing that you are really in control of your life is freeing. It's an awesome feeling. You feel empowered knowing that you are (and always were) in charge of your life. 

Life rewards those who take action. They are the go-getters who decide to get started (and getting started is the hardest part for many people). Action brings you one step closer to attaining your goal, even if it's a failure. "Failure" is a life lesson disguised as a disappointment. Even challenges are life lessons make a stronger, smarter, and wiser. They give you the experience you need to make better decisions. Better choices lead to better results. 

Your life is (and always has been) all about you.

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Yes, You Can Do It! (Here's Why)

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"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have."
--Teddy Roosevelt

Everything you are and everything you will be exists inside of you ready to burst. The amount of potential inside of you is immeasurable. There is no way that anyone can tell you the limits of your potential. Anyone who tell you otherwise is wrong. 

If people tell you that you can't achieve your goal, they're wrong, even if they're well-intentioned. You may not be able to do it now, but that doesn't mean that you won't be able to do it at another time. By then you'll be smarter, wiser, and more experienced. Next time will be better. 

Unfortunately, you'll never fully be able to control the situations you're placed in. Life may unexpectedly hit you with a curve ball. What you can do is control how you react to the situation you're in. You can choose to be proactive and positive, or you can choose to give up. Don't give up. 

You can do it. Keep going. The potential power rests inside of you. It's time to bring it out. 

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What Life is Meant To Be

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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
--Helen Keller

Life isn't meant to be boring. It's meant to be an exhilarating adventure filled with wonder, passion, and happiness. It's meant to have excitement. Each day is something that is packed with potential, adventure, and mystery. Anything can happen, especially good things. 

Of course there will be daunting days.  They'll be rough. They may be depressing. It may look like all hope is lost. The good news is that it's only temporary; it gets better. 

Each day is inherently neutral. It's neither automatically good nor bad. You make your own meaning out of it. 

The past is a story. It's the story of you. It's your story of how you came to be here. It's the story of why you are the way you are right now. It's the origin of who you are. 

This may seem obvious, but life is meant to be lived. You're meant to feel alive. The feeling is something like freedom bursting form the depths of your soul. It's that exciting feeling when you feel like you did some thing well or an outcome went your way. 

The cool part about life is that you're in charge of your own. You get to make the decisions that affect your life. You get to make your life better or worse. You get to live your own adventure. By your thoughts and choices, you get to make it all happen.

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