It What You Do After That Counts

There’s only so much we can change with things that happen to us. We can change our inputs. Abo we let influence our thinking. We can change what and with who we surround ourselves.

A large part of the things that happen to us is determined by where we live and what we do for work.

On the other hand, we can change the things that happen *after* what happens to us.

Our *reaction* might be just as important as our actions.

Others have said this better than I have:

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” — Epictetus

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” — Wayne Dyer

And related: “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” — Hans Selye

We are not the sum of what happens to us, but we become the sum of how we act with what we are given.

Some, unfortunately, don’t see that in time and crash and burn.

Others learn it (usually the hard way) and become better at it.

We can change by making better decisions today. And the next.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1807

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