“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ~ Steve Maraboli
Stop Trying To Control Every Situation
Even when you say we’re letting go of things you can’t control, deep down you know it’s a lie. Though it may slip away from your mind for a few seconds, that ‘THING’ is still there! You ego just refuse to relinquish that THING.
Like an old worn out shoe, you need to toss IT aside and stop worrying about what you can’t control, and actually take control of the things that you can, because when you try to control everything, you’ll end up losing more……..Drowning in your ego!
Trying to manipulate people, your environment, or the factors that will contribute to your favour only breeds frustration and contempt. I know it’s easy for me to sit here and write these words, but often I’m writing from experience, and experience was and still is, one of the greatest teachers in life.
Believe me when I say, there are three things that you have control over in your life!
Your mind: You are entitled and encouraged to have your own opinion, beliefs, values, principles. Your mind is where everything begins, it’s your most powerful tool. It can make or break you.
Your actions: These are the output of your thoughts. Garbage in, garbage out! Whatever is happening your head, are released via your actions. Your actions, not so much your words, give people the indication of the type of person you truly are. They reflect that what is inside of you. It’s important that there’s no disparity between what you think and what you do.
Your words: I’ll be blunt! Don’t be a hypocrite. Your actions are a byproduct of your thoughts just as your words are. Think before you speak.
The simple fact is, if you take a grip of that what is within your power to control and stop trying to control EVERYTHING, there would indeed be a little less stress and frustration in your life.
Cheers to the start to the start of a new week and have a Meaningful Monday!
©Etta D. Richards