“You’re more powerful than you think you are. Act Accordingly”. This was a quote provided by Seth Godin on Tim Ferris’ recent podcast. Quite impactful. 

Just a couple days later, Insightpool's CEO, Devon Wijesinghe, referenced a famous Henry Ford quote, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Also, quite impactful.

Here’s the thing about both phrases, they are different ways of saying that we have the power to control our own successes or failures -- we may not always be able to control what happens to us, but certainly have the ability to control how we react to what happens. 

As it seems, some of the most successful individuals knew this and acted upon on it. So when push comes to shove think before you act as that action may have a ripple effect.