Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

How To Take Back Control of Your Life

This is from Jack Canfield’s blog at

Success Tip #1 : Take No Less than 100% Responsibility for Your Life

One of the greatest myths that’s pervasive in our culture today is that you are entitled to a “great life” and that somehow, somewhere, someone is responsible for filling our lives with continual happiness, exciting career options, a nurturing family and blissful personal relationships, simply because we exist.

But the real truth is that there is only one person responsible for the quality of your life.. and that person is you.

You see, everything about you is a result of your doing or not doing.

Your Income. Your Debt. Your Relationships. Your Health. Your Fitness level. Your Attitudes and behaviors… everything!

That person you see when you look in the mirror is the chief architect in your life.

You know, I think everyone knows this in their hearts, but the mind can play games, tricking us into thinking that external factors are the source of our failure, our disappointment, and our unhappiness.

But the truth of the matter is that external factors don’t determine how you live.

You — and only you — are in complete control of the quality of your life experience.

Successful people take full responsibility for the thoughts they think, the images they visualize, and the actions they take. They don’t waste their time and energy on blaming and complaining. They evaluate their experiences and decide if they need to change them or not. They face the uncomfortable and they take risks in order to create the life they want to live.

Now it’s time for you to reclaim your power and take control of your results.

One way to begin is by simply responding differently to the events that occur in your life. That’s right… you can actually change the outcomes in your life – and get better ones — simply by changing your responses to the challenges and opportunities that occur.

You see, you only have control over three things that you can control in your life — the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take.

And how you use those three things determines everything you experience.

So, if you don’t like what you are experiencing and what you are producing as results in your life, you have to change your mental, visual and behavioral response to the events that occur in your life. Remember this, nothing will change for the better until you do.

Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul® and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you’re ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at:

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