Many things were out of my control today.
I can’t control the weather or the behaviour of those I meet [they may be rude, for example].
I can’t guarantee this week will be a smooth one.
However, there are many small things that I can control.
I have some control over my time and definitely over my energy.
I can make several micro-decisions to improve my day and week.
So, am I in control of things or not? There is plenty of data to support both sides. It all depends on my emphasis and narrative.
It’s crucial to know the distinction between what I can control and what I can’t control.
I am powerless to control other people, and I should refrain from attempting to.
Either you control your money or it will control you.
Either you control your mouth or your mouth limits your progress.
If you can’t control your ego, listening and understanding the other person’s point of view is impossible.
You can’t control everything, but you can control things within your control.
You can’t control everything, but you can control how you respond to everything.
The stories we tell ourselves determine the quality of our lives.
So we might as well learn to tell ourselves stories that improve our lives.