Benjamin Hardy shares how to take complete control over the direction of your life.
Episode 1657: How To Take Complete Control Over The Direction Of Your Life by Benjamin Hardy on Internal Locus of Control
Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.
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Benjamin Hardy of Benjamin Hardy dont come we ll grow up in different situations with varying levels of privilege. Some girl in dire situations in which survival is our main can.
Earn others grove knowing exactly what they want in life and
given the means and attention for making it happen. Most of us, though, are somewhere in the middle regard.
Of your experience growing up, no matter how good or bad there comes a point. We decide how you will respond as all of us of ivory. Viktor Frankl wrote in man search for meaning quote, everything can be taken from a man, but one thing: the last,
human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances to choose,
one's own way. End quote some
inside every person. No matter how dimmed and defeated by the external environment is the ability to choose
The moment you decide things are going to change. They must change. Even if the process takes years, you must still cling to your hope of a better future
At least this was my experience growing up. I began to feel powerless of the direction of my life. My parents got divorced when I was eleven going in the opposite direction:
My two younger brothers and I were sent into emotional spiritual answers,
economic Freefall committee in any sense of control.
Ignore the reality, my situation through video games sky
boarding and snowboarding. My confused identity attracted like my friends, which forces
a host of behavioral problems. Although
everything in my world felt like a crashing in on me, I knew within myself that the power, even in such circumstances,
to be the person I wanted to be met,
Nineteen, I became fed up enough with live to do something about it too. Things happened during this pivotal time. I start running a lot in a distance myself from my peer group. I need space and also now
over a short time. My perception of myself and the possibilities of my future changed becoming more positive, a b and c opportunities to change. My circle.
Answers to surround myself at different types of people and to engage in meaningful work. I developed the desire to do and become my best letting go of the pain and Gill for my past and confidently striving for my deal. Future circumstances are far lesson.
again then choices. A Viktor Frankl could find meaning and happiness in a concentration camp after being stripped of everything in his life, including his dignity, all of his possessions is hopes for a bright future and losing as close as family and friends a gruesome torture. Surely we should be able to find happiness and meaning, in our circumstances, actually Frankel story and teachings challenge each of us to own up to the fact that circumstances in the end
matter. Very little. In the grand scheme of things we must learn to live congruity with our values and goals. Regardless of our current situation, we
learn a fine, deep meaning and thus happiness, even if we are consigned to a concentration camp. Former football coach loopholes famously said quote: life is ten percent. What happens to you in ninety percent? How you respond to it end quote:
Holds esteem is backed by loads of psychology research on having a sense of meaning in life according to research, how you respond
trauma in difficulty, determines almost everything
now you're well being socio economic status, health and quality of relationships. People respond poorly to life. Traumas and
because these are far more likely to have an external locus of control where they feel factors
Side of them are the moving
I was in our lives, we all experience
challenges and difficulties in life. The quality of differences of those difficulties is far less important than our internal resolve, to proactively
respond, as we seen some people rise above the most treacherous of circumstances, while others crumble
under seemingly small things. We should never judge how other people respond to the challenges they face, but we can remember Frankel. We can remember that within us is the power to proactively respond to anything. Life throws out us. Humans are fundamentally different to animals. Franco challenges us to see ourselves as being fundamentally different animals. Animals are the direct product of their environment. They re actively evolve over.
I am based on external circumstances. The process of their evolution is slow and random, as a human being you or the indirect product of your environment. Although the environment is the medium through which you adapt and evolve, your choices determine your environments. This is the fundamental difference you get to do
tie the course and intensity of your personal evolution by intelligence
designing your environments, purposefully, embracing
the girl environments and by cultivating highly conscious habits, your actual eyes, as a human, being inexperience complete freedom over the direction of your life. This process starts with an awareness that your circumstances don't matter,
your values and goals for many people, as happens young in life. When you determine the lifestyle values of your parents or peers, don't reflect the life you intend to create for yourself. The next step involves nonconformity to your environment as free
though, explains quote between stimulus in response. There is a space in that space,
power to choose our response in our response lies our growth and our freedom, and quote only
You determine who you will be, regardless of the circumstances. Will you have the freedom to cars?
design. Your ideal circumstances when, like Frankel, he learned to thrive even in horrible conditions,
you'll, be empowered to design your environment to facilitate your values and goals, you'll be able to thrive in any environment, since what is outside of you is far less powerful and real. Then what is within you? No matter your current,
circumstances you have the power within you right at this moment to consciously choose who you will be to oppose conformity to our environment.
It won't take long, acting in lie with the intrinsic values and goals for you to develop the confidence and ability to cautiously shape your life and circumstance
is in way that resonate with you
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