We Have More Control Than We Think

There are numerous things you have zero control over. You can’t control the weather, the economy, or the actions of others. Yes, you might be able to exert some influence, but this is different than control.

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Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time worrying about these things. It’s a complete waste of time. Worry does nothing to change them. It only makes us miserable. It also turns us into victims.

But you and I have 100% control of the one thing that is the most important to our success: ourselves. We can control our attitude, our thoughts, our words, our emotions, and our behavior. This is what makes us human. We are not automatons. We have a choice.

This power is more important than you can imagine. Some people are aware of it; most are not. Frankly, it is easier to sit on the sidelines and whine about the stuff you can’t control that to own up to what you do control. (I’m preaching to myself here as well.)

But the courageous thing to do is to jump into life with both feet and take responsibility for your life. Decide to be happy. Decide to be productive. Decide to make a difference.

We have more control than you think.

Question: What about YOU are you going to control today?
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  • http://nonprofitinsuranceblog.com/ Brett

    Sometimes I think i can control my actions and thoughts better than my emotions. If I feel sleighted by someone, I can act in such a way as to assume the person meant no harm even if I can’t stop myself from feeling taken advantage of. I can think through my responses. I can think through and act on taking the high road, even if my feelings. Over time (I suppose this is part of the point), my emotions will start coming into line with these actions, but sometimes it’s awfully hard to control our gut emotions when we’re hurt, betrayed, etc. But we can train ourselves to not allow those emotions to rule us.