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THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL WITH SOME EFFORT!!!

Most of the following really are a reflection of the good and bad habits which you have. Even though you should theoretically be able to control these things it often takes great courage, determination, and effort to control and effectively change them.

Who you associate with:

What you eat:

How seriously you take life:

How personally you take things:

Your effort:

Your happiness:

How empathetic and kind you are:

Your priorities:

What you talk about:

What you think about:

What you believe:

How open minded you are:

 

Whom you associate with:

At work you may not have much of a choice whom you associate with. If you seriously can’t tolerate your boss or coworkers then it is time to look for a job elsewhere. Unpleasant relatives you may also have to deal with but you can minimize your contact with them by talking very little and meeting them only when absolutely necessary. Other relationships you can minimize or terminate at will. Hopefully you will opt for relationships which have integrity, trustworthiness, sincerity, dependability, competence, and friendliness.

What you eat and drink:

Most are addicted to fast food and processed food. It takes considerable effort to change bad eating habits to habits which include enough healthy organic food which sometimes can seem rather bland without the sometimes necessary added spices, sauces, or dressings. If you are addicted to alcohol or sweet soda drinks then changing to low alcohol beer or unsweetened fruit juices, milk, and water will require considerable courage, determination, and effort.

How seriously you take life:

Many are not smart hard workers, are not neat and orderly, don’t schedule their budget and life, and don’t try to do their best at almost everything. There are plenty who like to goof off, make messes which are seldom cleaned up, buy relatively useless stuff, live from paycheck to paycheck, don’t schedule their lives conscientiously, and just do enough to get by. Getting serious about life can sometimes be very hard to do but it is well worth the effort if you become more serious and thoughtful.

How personally you take things:

Some get offended by the slightest criticism, insult, put down, name calling, ridicule, and humiliation while others either ignore it, laugh it off, or get minimally affected by it. If you hold grudges, are vengeful, jealous, and get offended often then you are probably taking things too personally. You can rarely change other humans whom you have no control over so just try to accept humans as they are, especially if they have slightly offending personalities.

Your effort:

Doing things takes much more effort than just talking about them. It is fundamentally up to you to get your rear into gear and put in the effort needed to achieve your short and long range goals. Laziness is sometimes hard to overcome if it has become a deep rooted bad habit. It helps if you are energetic by nature and constantly like to do things which is historically a work ethic. Goal achievement takes effort and if you don’t put in any effort at trying to control or change things then don’t be surprised if no change happens.

 

Your happiness:

Happiness increases if your relationships are good, you enjoy your job, and you are achieving short and long duration goals successfully. Yes, you can have a happy attitude in times of stress, failure, and boredom but it is not that easy to do unless you are an indomitable optimist.

How empathetic and kind you are:

If you are terminally wrapped up in yourself or very selfish then caring about others may not be your strong point. If and when you start caring about other humans is when your empathy and kindness will increase.

Your priorities:

We all have our priorities but few consciously realize or analyze and make a list of the most important things or priorities which they spend the most time, effort, and money at in their lives. Until you become conscious of what is most important in your present and future life, you will probably not be in full control of your priorities and you will be unable to change the priorities in any significant way.

What you talk about:

Most of us react impulsively when we talk and there are subjects which we would rather not talk about because they may cause embarrassment or arguments. Controlling what you talk about is not hard but it takes considerable effort to talk about things which interest other humans rather than just about things which interest you.

What you think about:

Most humans react impulsively based on prior experiences and knowledge and think very little. Most briefly think about when to eat and drink, who to communicate with, and what to do on the weekends. If you schedule your life then you will briefly think about the schedule. Ultimately if you want to think differently then you will have to research and learn about new useful things. This will then become part of your impulsive repertoire.

Really thinking is a tedious process of asking the right questions and getting answers. If you truly want to learn how to think then read my book on Amazon, How to  Think by Uldis Sprogis.

What you believe:

Except for morality what you believe will change with time as you are exposed to other humans, experiences, activities, and ideas. You can try to control what you believe but unless you expose yourself to other beliefs and perhaps think of possible explanations for them, you will defend your old beliefs as long as possible or until a crisis or emergency changes those beliefs. What you believe expands in volume as you learn or research new useful information.

 

How open minded you are:

Open mindedness is really a measure of how tolerant you are of other cultural norms, behavior norms, and new things in general. If you have dogmatic beliefs or ideologies and strong opinions about most things then chances are that you will not be very open minded and tolerant of other human’s ideas and activities.

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20 QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE!!!

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Establishing priorities in life is really finding out what is important to you and listing them in order of importance. Asking a series of appropriate questions is a good way of finding out what is important to you.

Here are 20 questions which you can ask yourself:

Who do you look up to or is your role model?

Who influences your life the most, excluding yourself?

Who would you like to associate with more?

What do you long for?

What do you strive for?

What do you consider to be your most important contributions in life? This can be a list of one or more.

Other than other humans, what has considerable influence on your life or plays prominent roles?

What handful of things gives you the most pleasure or satisfaction in life?

What would you choose to do if you had one year left to live with limited resources?

What do you care about the most which is not a human?

What would you like to improve in yourself?

What bad habits would you like to eliminate from your life?

What are my short duration goals and what are my long duration goals?

What important responsibilities do you dislike the most?

Where would you like to be five or ten years from now?

Where would you like to retire?

Where do you spend most of your time away from work and home?

When will parenting begin in your life and approximately when will your parental responsibilities hopefully mostly end?

When do you want to retire if at all?

When will you start prioritizing your life so you will have more time and resources to spend on the important things in your life?

 

Having answered all the above questions you can now arrange the humans and things in order of importance in your life.

Once you find out what and who is most important in your life then you can proceed to devote more time and resources to them or rearranging your life and doing things so that you can have more time and resources for them.

What gives you the most pleasure in life can be a misleading question because many bad habits and addictions can bring much pleasure but dramatically decrease the pleasure which you find in other more rewarding activities.

A short cut to analyzing what is most important in your life is to list the time and money spent on something. It is usually a fact of life that what you spend most of your time and money on is what is most important in your life right now.

If you are unhappy with the time and money going to the present priority or priorities then your next step is to CHANGE and devote more time and money to the things which you truly consider to be desirable important priorities in your life.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SUBORDINATE+

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Subordinate: v. to make lesser in importance and/or rank

 

When you subordinate something or someone then you are effectively stating that the thing or human is of lesser importance and/or rank than something else or another human.

 

Subordination is the process of setting priorities in the real world and placing more value on somethings than others and helps in ordering ideas or concepts and the environment in which you live.

 

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT IMPORTANCE

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Importance: n. frequently subjectively judged being (valuable and/or dominant) and/or (large ranking and/or powerfully affecting a subset(s))

There are things which we feel or sense are important and there are things which are important which we don’t recognize have importance in our lives.

There are important humans, events, and objects in our lives. Knowing what is important depends to a large degree on our ability to set priorities in our lives and devote more attention to the important ones.

Food, clothing, shelter, transportation, education, job, relationships, family, and entertainment frequently have the most importance in our lives. How much time, energy, and money we spend on important priorities frequently determines how important they are in our lives.

When crises or emergencies arise then those are frequently things which we feel are most important and we readily devote much time, energy, effort, and money trying to deal with them successfully. Once the crises or emergencies are dealt with successfully we then go back to our daily habitual routines and live life accordingly. Sometimes the crises or emergencies are so severe that we may actually change our priorities and live life differently than in the past.

Going through different stages of life also determines what is most important. As offspring education is very important, as adults work and relationships become important, and in retirement learning what to do with all the free time becomes an important consideration along with deteriorating health in some circumstances.

If you are unhappy living life or have many problems then chances are you have to rearrange your priorities and spend more time, energy, and frequently money with the new important ones. Set new goals in life which can be realistically achieved and make them more important in your life and chances are that you will live a more optimistic and happy life and will start feeling a sense of achievement or accomplishment.

Addictive bad behaviors can have a powerful influence on our lives and squeeze out more important good priorities or behaviors. Not recognizing that some pursuits in life are rather trivial and unimportant leads many to lead stagnating lives with seemingly little progress.

Humans in control of much money are the most important in society because they can change society for better or worse. Bank, corporate, and organizational leaders have the most power although politicians also are important in running the world. Most human organizations have an hierarchical structure with those at the top being the most influential or important and that especially is true of the military establishment.

Power or control over energy and humans is what is important in this world but science and technology is impacting the world in a major way and is having both good and bad impacts on human life and biodiversity.

Morality and laws are also important and the more moral a law the more just it is. Basic human morality is being decimated and the result is more irresponsible human behavior which results in unjust special interest laws which benefit the wealthy and poor at the expense of the middle class which is greatly decreasing in numbers.

Important sound economic values of thrift, saving, and responsible financial living are not being promoted in society and more and more are living irresponsibly resulting in many personal bankruptcies which are reflected in almost bankrupt national and international economies. A moral distribution of wealth is failing in society and with it the financial health of the world is also beginning to fail.

Morality is the most important in society but the second most important institution is education which is failing miserably teaching a historically important liberal arts curriculum in the 21st technological century.

Morality, education, economics, politics, science, technology, and society are important. Unfortunately most of us are not in a position to change any of these fields for the better but we can at least try to live morally and get a job which will not become obsolete in the not too distant future.

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