There’s No Need to Control it All

You can’t control everything.

You can control something.

The former is notorious for making us neglect the latter.

When we get overwhelmed by unanswered questions and unresolved problems, we tend to throw in the towel as if the inability to control everything is equal to the inability to control anything.

Two important reminders are worth noting:

1) There will always be at least one very important element in your life that you can’t control.

2) There will always be at least one very important element in your life that you can definitely do something about.

When you focus on #2, you’ll often find that your results will give you an advantage in coping with #1. When you focus on #1, however, you’ll not only fail to control the uncontrollable, but you’ll make your life even more painful by forgoing the self-confidence, peace of mind, and creative inspiration that comes from engaging in constructive action.

The point is simple: Control your focus and focus on what you can control.