Leadership

It Is Not What Happens To You It Is How You Respond To It

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We have all heard the famous saying, “life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how you react to it.” In life, attitude is everything; it is what shapes our beliefs and our desires. Harsh times will occur throughout our lives, but it is up to us how we interpret them. We are always in control of our emotions despite any given situation.

Many people blame their circumstances for their shortcomings and as a result accept the harsh reality of their situation. These people believe an event is equivalent to its outcome; however, for the truly remarkable person, adversity is where they thrive.

What allows these people to succeed? They realize it is not what has happened to them in their lives, but the manner in which they react to these events. The way a person decides to respond to certain occurrences is what will shape his or her feelings, actions and results. It all lies within ourselves to be successful in life or not.

Self-pity generates the inability to achieve anything. We get stuck blaming others and lose control of our acts. Something external takes control of us. It pushes the ‘pause’ button, and we get paralyzed waiting for that same person or event to get us back into motion. But that won’t happen.

We can choose to live the life we want, no matter how tough it can get. It is all a matter of mentality, only we will prevent ourselves from achieving greatness.