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There’s only one corner of the universe that we have any significant control over, and that is our own thoughts, feelings, speech, and behavior. So often we fall into the trap of trying to control things that aren’t very much in our power – such as our environment and other people. We exert a lot of energy trying to control these things that we can’t, so much so that we sometimes lose control over ourselves.

The best course of action is to redirect our energies toward our own thoughts, feelings, speech, and behavior. These are the aspects of life where we hold the greatest sphere of influence. And the better we understand ourselves, the better we can change ourselves in the direction we would like to go.

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”

Aldous Huxley

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