I have the Power To Decide
You have the ability to make your own decisions. why would you want to other people make decisions for you?
Criminals have decisions made for them when they are imprisoned by a court of law.
If other people are making decisions for you, then you are not a free person, you are a prisoner. Only free people can make decisions for themselves.
I will stay true to my goals
Many people make wish lists. Many people have dreams. Few people have a vision for their life.
Life is a journey that you can determine to take and make your own. How you live it will depend on the goals to which you commit yourself. If you have no goals, you cannot not make a commitment to them. If do not commit yourself to a goal, you have no vision of how your life should be lived and you will end up impoverished.
I will keep my word
People who do not keep their word have no integrity. Integrity is the most important element to becoming a fulfilled and happy human being.
Many salespeople are known for bending the truth and not keeping their word. However, being a great sales person and not being trusted has consequences.
If other people do not keep their word, at least you will always be respected for keeping your word. You will be trusted and this means people will want to do business with you.
I will do my due diligence
The proverb "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread" wasn't coined for nothing.
You can trust every human being to be human, which means that they are untrustworthy and will generally take you down and rip you off at the first opportunity.
While it is unwise for you to call every one you meet a liar and a cheat, it is wise to do your own due diligence and obtain information from independent sources before making a commitment to anything.
I will respect the views of others
Not every body will respect your views. Many people will claim that their guess is always better than your guess. Nevertheless, always respect the right of other people to have a guess, even if they do not know what they are talking about.
You do not have to act upon the guesses of other people, even if you acknowledge that they might have a valid point of view (the emphasis is on the MIGHT and not the "have").
I will not dwell on insults
When you dwell on the insults of other people, it is they that have power over you.
When you dismiss insults immediately, as soon as they reach your ears or are seen by your eyes, you will find that you are free to do other things and enjoy the rest of the day.
I will not involve myself in other people's relationships.
Two's company, three's a crowd, therefore do not invite trouble for yourself by getting involved in other people's relationships. Let other people work out their own problems without your expertise.
If you want to get involved with another person, always make sure the coast is clear, unless you are thinking of starting World War 3.
I will think of alternatives
There is more than one way to skin a cat, according to the proverb.
If you haven't learnt to think outside the square or become a lateral thinker, at least consider that there are always two sides to a coin. And, just in case you were wondering, even a circle has two sides: the inside and the outside.
I will not repeat gossip
Gossip is the realm of the poor, the petty and the wanton (that is the have-nots). Yes, where there is smoke, there is fire, but remember what a person might be cooking on that fire could be her dinner. Just make sure it is not you.
I will focus on developing my own skills
While it is good to admire other people's abilities, don't become a spectator in life. Much of the fun is in the doing, rather than in the booing, as you watch your heroes get older.
Learn new skills that are in line with your life's vision habitually and you will succeed, naturally, with no great effort and simply as a matter of course. Assuming this is the course that you have set in how you want to live your life, so you can enjoy peace and prosperity.