Are you taking control of your life, or are others around you taking your rightful seat in your pilot cockpit and steering your life for you while you take the passenger seat?
The truth is, no one out there, not even your parents, should be your life master. Because if they do, youâ€™ll never reach your full potential of what you want to achieve in life.
Think about this for a moment. If you have control over your lifeâ€™s decisions and you achieve your life goals, whoâ€™s the happiest?
But if you donâ€™t (or canâ€™t) make decisions for your own life, but allow others to, which causes you to not achieve anything you desire in life, whoâ€™s the saddest?
In both cases, itâ€™s you. So if you can choose to either be a victim or a victor simply by taking control of your life, why not do it?
However, that can sometimes seem easier said than done, especially if youâ€™ve always allowed others to steer your life for you. So if thatâ€™s the case for you, below are 3 tips for you.
Tip 1 - Be More Self Aware
That means know yourself more. And if you donâ€™t do that, youâ€™ll never be able to realize what youâ€™re really capable of, and allow others that opportunity to be the ones taking control of your life instead of you.
Take some time out to understand what your strengths and weaknesses are, and what you need to do to improve yourself. And usually during this phase, youâ€™ll open yourself up to opportunities that youâ€™ve never thought about or seen in your past.
With open opportunities, itâ€™s easier to see where you would like to head towards in life.
Tip 2 - Find Your Motivator
Motivation spurs you on, and unless you find that, taking control of your life can be a chore.
And you know what? Finding something you want for your life gives you that motivation, and thereâ€™s no other way I know of that pushes you forward like a good motivation.
And because youâ€™ve become self aware after tip 1, finding something you want in life will become much easier because youâ€™re much clearer about your strengths and weaknesses.
Tip 3 - Have Self-Discipline
That means not giving yourself excuses and room for failure.
And before I go on, I must tell you this. Making mistakes and falling arenâ€™t failures in life. Rather, staying put and not getting back up after each fall is. So donâ€™t be too hard on yourself when you fall from a mistake.
Instead, let it make you stronger, and discipline yourself to get a grip, regain your composure, and fight again. That way, youâ€™re taking control of your life, and not letting life take control of you instead.
Taking control of your life starts the moment you decide that only you and you alone are responsible for your lifeâ€™s outcome. Use the 3 tips above, and live the life youâ€™re meant to live.