Essay On Internal Locus Of Control

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Everyone, including you, needs to take responsibility for where they are in life. There are two types of people in the world – those who think with an internal locus of control and those who have an external one. Internals know that they control their destiny; they believe in willpower and positive thinking. They are determined to control their own life, and accept that what happens to them is because of their actions. Externals believe that they are the victims of circumstances and fate. If they go to bed drunk and with a lit cigarette which causes their house to burn down, well that is just an example of their bad luck, not their poor decisions and bad habits. Having an internal locus of control is the one to have if you want to live a life…show more content…
There is no one else that cares about your life goals as much as you do. You need to go out and get what you want from the tree of life. Crap will happen in your life. You might lose your job. A person close to you might die. You might get sick. Sucky things will happen, but wallowing in bad thoughts is just wasting time. Do what it takes to find a solution to the problem. The same thing goes with people you think are more fortunate. If someone was born with a silver spoon in their mouth and you weren’t, it makes no difference in your life. It will do you no good to be miserable or jealous of it, work to get to where you want to be. It is an overwhelmingly strong way to live your life. If you live in a free (as much as can be said of any country in the world today) country, you can control basically everything in your life. If you are in an abusive relationship, leave. If you want to be strong, lift weights. If you want to earn more money, go and do it. I know what you are thinking, “It’s not as easy as just saying the words.” If something is easy, then everyone would have it. Life is not supposed to just be easy without working hard first. Human beings do not greatly value what they didn’t work

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