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Chapter 6: Assume Control for Everything

Remember, although it may be happening to you, it is happening because of you.

Whatever happens or doesn’t happen in our lives is caused by us. By using excuses and blaming others, we will never achieve success. Instead, we should accept responsibility for our actions. We can improve the quality of our lives and reduce the occurrence of seemingly random unfortunate events.

To make good things happen more often, we cannot act like a victim. There are four factors that are characteristic of the life of a victim:

1. Bad things happen to them.

2. Bad things happen often.

3. They are always involved.

4. Someone or something else is always to blame.

Successful people are the opposite. They know that they, not some outside force, are in control of their lives.

Actions to take