Do you get stressed out worrying about things you can’t control? Or do you tend to stay energized and focus on things that you can influence? Stephen Covey explains the habit of being proactive (the first of his seven habits of highly effective people) with what he calls the circle of concern and the circle of influence.
Your life doesn’t just “happen”. Whether you know it or not, it is designed by you through the choices you make. The choices are, after all, yours. You choose happiness. You choose sadness. You choose ambivalence. You choose success. You choose failure. You choose courage. You choose fear. Just remember that every moment, every situation, provides a new choice. And in doing so, it gives you a perfect opportunity to choose to do things differently and produce different, more positive results.