One thing for sure is that we are responsible for using our mind, not the other way around. Our mind is very powerful and we want to use the power for us. The question is how?
I think there are several things that help us to use it effectively. The first step is to know that we are not our mind, that we have our mind and we are able to use it. The second step is to study how our mind works. Our mind has certain traits and by understanding them, we can use it effectively. The third step is to practice to tame and use our mind, which usually takes time.
The better we use our mind, the better our life gets. Very simple! Not easy though. But it's worth it.