When It’s Not Just Up to You

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

Charles Swindoll

If you are around people: a family, a team, classmates, coworkers, neighbors–if you live in this world–it’s important for you to know what your responsibility is and what’s not up to you.

We’ve all been in positions where we feel like we’re carrying the load ourselves. Other’s aren’t working, don’t seem to care, would rather be anywhere else and showing it, messing up in the same way over and over again…You know what I’m talking about it. You’re stuck with a bunch of other people for one thing or another, and you feel like you are the only one who cares. Fill in the lists at the bottom of the blog to match your life.

It doesn’t matter if your a child or a parent, a beginner or a pro, a newcomer or the top dog in a clique… There are some things you can control and some things you can.

What you are responsible for is you and how you react to life around you. You are the one who wakes up every day and decides how much effort, attitude, and personality you are going to bring to your situations. So work on what you can control, and don’t sweat the things you can’t control.

And when you decide on a great attitude and a maximum effort, you are a leader.

Things I Can’t Control
siblings or parents
teammates or coworkers
weather or bad hair days…

Things I Can Control
attitude
effort
confidence

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