Annnnnnnnyway, none of that is actually what I came here to write about. We worry about a lot of stuff, and by we, I mean everyone in the entire world except for the robots.
And the zombies.
Zombies don't worry. They just get out there and get stuff done. See, they control what htey can control, and they don't worry about the other stuff.
Because they can't control it!
They worry about how fast they shuffle after someone and they worry about which brain they want to eat and they worry about how low their eyeball is dangling.
We can learn from this. Of course we can, we can always learn from zombies. In life, there is so much we can't control. Mean teachers, the weather, what people think of us, we can't control any of that. All we can control is how we act and how we feel. That's it. No more, no less.
No one else can control how hard you work. Only you.
No one else can control how you feel about things, in fact no one else can even make you feel anything, only you.. Three people could tell you exactly the same thing, and you could react differently each time. Why? Because of you!
I am a writer. I can't control if a publisher or a reader will like me or my books. Everyone has a different opinion. All I can control is how well I write, and tat is my total number one goal, to be the very very best writer I can possibly be. That way I give people a greater chance of liking my books, but even then there will be people who don't like them.
People don't like Dr Seuss books or Harry Potter books, when lots of people do ... and by lots of people I mean 79 gajillion!
There's a really cool saying by someone I don't know. Don't worry about the things you can control, because you can control them. Don't worry about the things you can't control, because you can't control them.
Why whinge about the weather when you can't do anything about it? What you can do is change your attitude and make it an awesome day no matter what!
Why whinge about the person who didn't like your story or the person who didn't like you or the person who tried to eat your brains? Just learn from the situation, remember that all you can control is how you act, and move on!
Be authentic, be real, and be brilliant, and then let other people react how they are going to react.
And remember that you can't force anyone to do anything. It's up to them.
Just like it's up to you.
Now get out there and be awesome!
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