No matter how crazy your life is, there is always one thing you can control. It’s simple, yet oh so hard. It’s a mindset, and it’s the opposite of a victim mentality.
People only have as much control over you as you give them. Situations only have as much power over you as you let them.
I know, easy to say…
but your response is your choice.
Take Control of Your Life
When you blame someone else, you give away your power to change.
When you’re stuck in traffic, getting more frustrated by the second, what are you letting control you?
When you’re yelling at your kids, who are you letting control you?
When the way your coworker responds to you determines how your day goes – who are you letting control you?
When your response or action depends on someone else, they have all the power.
It’s human nature to blame others. Adam blamed Eve. It doesn’t feel fair.
It’s hard to choose to act differently than you feel.
But you can do it.
The first step is to start telling yourself the truth in each situation that comes up. Make it a habit when you’re tempted to blame someone or something else, to say “I’m choosing to (act this way, do this thing) because I feel (x)”
When you start to recognize that you really are in control, it will begin to become a little easier to make better choices, react differently, adopt different attitudes.
Go kick some butt this week, guys!