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111 Key Principles for Success

Principle 60 - Focus on things you can control

There are two things in your life you can focus on.

Things you can control and things you can't.

My work area is very messy right now. This is definitely something I can control.

Whether earth gets hit by a meteorite or the power goes down is something I can't control.

But with the last two examples there is always some control I can have.

I could study the concept of deflecting a meteorite. I can also spend time on getting a backup power supply.

On one had you always have some control. It just varies from near 0% to near 100%.

Right now the world is going through a pandemic and there's little I can do about but I could:
  • protect myself from others who are infected
  • I can do things to build up my immune system
  • I can study the problem and help work on the cure

    With your health you can:
  • Eat differently
  • start healthy habits
  • sleep better

    With your appearance you can:
  • Lose weight
  • Get in better shape
  • get plastic surgery

    With relationships you don't have total control but you can
  • Improve you appearance
  • Have a backup plan
  • Have many relationships
  • Work on or learn skills that improve them

    With money:
  • Leave your current job and get a higher paying one
  • Learn a new skill that nets you more money
  • Start a side business to make more money

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