What does it mean to take control of your life?
It means being connected with your values and vision and setting meaningful goals for yourself. When you take control, you become more fruitful and more positive. You are able to tackle and solve problems more easily, and ultimately experience less stress in your life, you can see how important it is to take control of your life now.
When you take control of your life, you stop asking for permission. You stop asking people to sign off on the life you want to lead. Your life is not a petition that needs a thousand signatures.
You stop seeking validation and expecting everyone to approve or veto each of your decisions before you pull the trigger, you stop giving people the permission to influence most of your personal decisions, you stop bowing for intimidation as you see people become successful in their dreams, you stop being pessimistic and negative about things and finally you start finding solutions to problems you’re yet to encounter.
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How to take control of your life?
Having realized how essential it is to take charge of our life, it’s however crucial to understand the steps in taking control of our life, below are five ways you can take control of your life.
If not on a good soil, reposition yourself, be planted on a fruitful soil
The soil you’re planted will determine your nourishment, if you find yourself the wrong company, wrong environment, it’s very difficult to take control of one’s life.
Taking control of your life starts from the environment and the people that surround you, if those around you is not in accordance to your vision and mission, reposition yourself, get familiar with the right environment, right people, these are the powerful engines that will catapult to the land of fulfilment.If you find yourself around negative energies, then this point is for you, and the decision is yours to take now.
- Redeem your time
You must start to get back the ownership of your time by buying it back, TIME is the second greatest asset after your mind, it therefore should not be toiled with, you must design a proper and realistic use of it, make a sketch of the blueprint and start redeeming your time.
It’s often said than usual that time lost can not be regained, but I want to tell me now that you can simply regain it by buying it back, how do you buy your time back? you buy your time back by setting standards and drawing a plan on the present and future, forget about the past, design a layout and road map on how you’ll invest the time that you’ve at hand now and take charge.
- Prepare for the worst and expect the best
Figure out what you’re most afraid of happening – such as failing an exam, experiencing heartbreak, losing your job, or your house burning down, or contracting a serious illness. Come up with simple plans to to reduce the probability of each of those things, respond if and when they do happen.
“The unwise hope for the best … and prepare for only the best.”―
Our fear is greatest when the thing we’re afraid of is unknown or poorly defined. Once you’ve thought through how you’d deal with the thing you fear, you’ll find the anxiety you feel greatly diminished, and you now have the confidence and ability to tackle whatever comes your way and smile through.
- Release yourself to Growth
An orderly increase in size, number, value, or strength is what growth is, it could be upward, inward,outward or downward, it’s the bedrock of every progress your make in life, its crucialness can never be measured, you must one way or the other always recognize it in and lay hold of it in every stage of your life.
Until you outgrow it ,its subject remains a albatross around your neck,it’s the basis and foundation, its regularity determines the quality of your seed. The conditions, requirements, stipulation for its continuation is not far-fetched, it’s very identifiable and imminent when you observe, you must appreciate the place of growth and take charge.
- Replace your fear with faith
Fear is a strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat, or the belief that something toxic, disastrous or calamitous will happen, it’s a powerful negative force that every passion driven persons must replace with faith, which is the believe that something favorable will happen.
You must begin to dare your fears, challenge them and doubt them before they metamorphose to optimism, if you want to take charge of your life, understand the calamitous nature embedded in Fear, break the yoke and move on
The time is always right to do the things that are right, Start now
- Take Responsibility.
- Let Go of Embarrassment.
- Stop Comparison.
- Increase Self-esteem and Self-worth.
- Set Boundaries.
- Remind Yourself Whose Life This Is.
- Make The Decision.
- Forget About Failure.
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