Things we have control over

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As humans, there are things we have control over. Being in charge is in our nature. We might compromise sometimes but if we all have a choice, we will all be in control. Yet there are a lot of things we do not have control over.

Where we were born, the family we were born into, our sex, the environment and culture we were raised in are just some such examples.

Have you ever heard anyone saying they chose their parent? This is one of the things we do not have control over in life.

Once we grow and develop into a man or woman, we then become the captain of our own ship and the one in charge of our life.

Stick with me for a moment. The fact that we are in charge of our life is established in the best seller book of all time.

See this is not about religion, but the Bible talks about dominion. God gave us dominion over everything he created. I believe we have dominion over things we can see, touch and feel as well as things we cannot see.

How do I know this? Humans are the apex of God’s creation; our intellect ensures we rule even over the various beasts of the wild.

We have been able to use the mind God gave us to create extraordinary things; we have built our environment and created various things that help us to live well and maintain dominance.

The question I am asking you is, are you a spectator or a participant in the world God created?

I have some suggestion for you that will help you to be a participant, this tips will help you on the part to become one of the participants and not one of the spectators.

If you control these three things you will win in life.


You have control over your environment. This has nothing to do with whether you are poor or rich. It is not rocket science to have a clean environment. Personally, I love beauty.

As you are reading this post, look around and see if things are in order, especially if you are reading this post at home. Look around your living room, or bedroom or wherever you are. Is there order or disorder?

I hope someone will get this, small wins matter, the first win of the day is to lay your bed when you wake up.

See; do not let your cultural belief blindfold you. One of the advantages of laying your bed when you get up from the bed is that it gives you a sense of accomplishment and it sets the right tone for the day.


When you see your bed laid, it will help you to feel better and you will be encouraged to tidy up other parts of the room and your house.

Make sure your abode is clean and tidy, a clean and tidy environment will help you think right and unlock the genius and creativity in you.


You must have heard about this before that we have 24 hours a day. Black or white, rich or poor, young or old, man or woman, we all have 24 hours. Time is one of those things that are free to us yet so limited.

And because time is free we all mismanage it.

What do you do with your time? Do you waste your time on things that do not move you towards your goal? I will talk about goals in another post.

Do you just go through the day by default? Are you a believer of taking life one day at a time or do you believe in planning?

If you do not plan your day, the night before or the morning you are going through life by default.

The interesting thing is that you can start anytime. Guess what I started only about a year ago? To properly plan my day, and I can tell you this one thing has been a major game changer in my life.

Health and well-being

I know you will be thinking, you do not have control over your health. I think you are wrong.

See, unfortunate things happen in life, accidents, deadly diseases like cancer, HIV, Ebola, and the likes, are just some of such examples.

The worst part is they can happen to anyone, whether rich or poor, young or old, male or female. However, if you control what you put in your mouth and goes into your body, you can reduce the risk of diseases and sickness.

Let’s use weight as our example here. A lot of people look for a quick fix when it comes to losing weight. They want to keep eating but they don’t want to put in the work to shed that extra pound of flesh.

How to lose weight fast, how to lose weight without exercising, and how to lose weight in 1 week are some of the most asked questions concerning weight loss on Google.

Seriously, you are wasting your time if you buy into this. How long did it take you to gain the weight you have? Probably years and years. You think you can lose what it took you maybe 5years to gain in 1 week? No chance. Eat less, eat healthier, and go out for a jog or run.

If you ask me how can you lose weight? I’ll tell you EAT LESS AND MOVE MORE.

For me, I always look at food as medicine. If you have a headache, as an adult you only need 2 tablets and you cannot have another 2 until after 4 hours.

Anything more than 2 in the stipulated time is considered overdose. This is the way I see food, it is medicine so I don’t want to eat too much of it, I do not want to overdose because it is not good for my health.

If you are disciplined enough to exercise regularly you will significantly reduce the risk of diseases. Remember discipline is the ability to do the right thing even when you do not feel like it.

What I am trying to tell you is that your environment, time and health are all intertwined.

And the best thing is that you have control over them. What you do with your environment, how you interact with it can play a major role in how healthy you are or will be, and you also need proper time management to be able to maintain your health and as well as interact with your environment the right way.

I hope you have been able to find value in this post, share it with friends and family that might find it useful.

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