It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Chapter 7, Page 20, Book 18

You have no control over what the other guy does.  You only have control over what you do.

A.J. Kitt

We can’t control what people say and do but we can control what we do

At the end of the day, you’re responsible for yourself and your actions and that’s all you can control.  So rather than be frustrated with what you can’t control, try to fix the things you can.

Kevin Garnett

As much as we would like to control what people say and do, we can’t.  The only person we can control is ourself.  We can control what we do and how we react.  We can choose not to let negative people steel our time and energy.  

Dealing with a negative person can be quite a downer. Sometimes we just have to distance ourselves and set limits to the time we spend with them.  We don’t have to lower ourselves to their level. 

We either accept people as they are or choose to walk away.  You can’t control what they do, but we can control ourselves.  Take a deep breath and decide that you’re going to make it a great day despite what others say or do. Decide that you’re not going to allow negative people determine how you think, feel and behave.

I believe the only thing that we really have control over is our attitude.  If we focus on the positive things in our lives and learn how to cope with all the surprises, we will be happier people.

Brandon Jenner


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A positive attitude makes all the difference!

betty said...

So true we can't control others but we can control ourselves and how we react to their behavior. Being positive and upbeat are great attitudes to have to get through life :)



being positive is the key to happiness. "Decide that you’re not going to allow negative people determine how you think, feel and behave."