You can control the following…

  1. your beliefs
  2. your attitude
  3. your thoughts
  4. your perspective
  5. how honest you are
  6. who your friends are
  7. what books you read
  8. how often you excercise
  9. the type of food you eat
  10. how many risks you take
  11. how you interpret situations
  12. how kind you are to others
  13. how kind you are to yourself
  14. how often you say “i love you”
  15. how often you say “thank you”
  16. how you express your feelings
  17. whether or not you ask for help
  18. how often you practice gratitude
  19. how many times you smile today
  20. the amount of effort you put forth
  21. how you much time you spend worrying
  22. how often you think about your past
  23. whether or not you try again after a setback
  24. whether or not you ask for help
  25. whether or not you judge other people
  26. how much you appreciate the things you have

My friend Seth sent this list out to our friend group this morning. One thing I took away from it was: we’re responsible for what we do, but we don’t have authority and control over the outcome. We can hide from that, or we can embrace it.