"I am in charge of the effort, not the outcome."
Finding acceptance in our lives about the past and future alongside a positive attitude can make a huge difference in our perspectives on life and the behaviors we engage in. Accepting that we cannot control other people or many situations we are in, and that we only have the power to change ourselves is something everyone needs to realize if we want to find peace in our lives. We are not responsible for other people's happiness and we shouldn't try so hard to change people who don't want to change. Accept that the past happened and the future is unsure but live in the present. Don't waste the present dreading on the past or worrying about the future. Accepting that we do not have control over everything in our lives can be a very freeing feeling. Don't feel anxious about it, feel good that you are in charge of the effort, not the outcome. If we try our best in what we do, the rest is up to God/fate/the universe to have happen what is meant to happen and we aren't the ones always responsible. Our attitude also has a big effect on how we live our lives. Everyone has bad days, but if we wake up with a positive and thankful attitude about life, the more likely we are to have a good day. Everyone also has problems, big and small. Realizing that we aren't the only ones in the world with problems is helpful when trying to have a more positive attitudes. Thinking of third world countries with starving and poor people in them makes our problems look a lot smaller. Having a positive attitude will give off positive energy and attract other positive people into our lives.
Mindfulness: the art of paying attention in a particular way.
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