Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R Swindoll

Source: “Life is 10% of What Happens to Me and 90% of How I React to It” @ lifehacker

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    Excerpt: I felt convinced I deserved the life I created. And I wasn’t sure it was worth the effort to work toward something better. If the past were any indication, I’d find a way to mess it up. Depressed, despondent, and dramatically reclusive, I couldn’t foresee a future that didn’t involve self-loathing and self-destruction. But one day I found a quote that changed my perception of myself, and my potential future: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” When I read that, I realized I’d lived my whole life reacting with anger to things that happened when I was young, and feeling ashamed of that. I considered that maybe I could respond better from that point onward and feel proud of myself for doing it.

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