Friday, April 25, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 115

Focus on the things that you can ; not the things that you cannot.

Life is filled with things that are out of our control.

Some of these things we wish we could control.

Others we're very glad that we cannot.

Of course, when it comes to "control," often our wishes don't matter.  There are just some things that we can't do anything about.  And that's that.

But, even though there will always be some things that we can't influence, that doesn't mean that we're doing anything "wrong" as leaders and learners.  Rather, we need to embrace the fact that we can't change everything, and instead, we need to put our effort into those things that we can change.

By focusing on the things in our lives that are within our locus of control, we can be more efficient and can more effectively provide the creative push and critical thinking necessary to become successful.

We know that we can only focus on so many things at once.  So, it stands to reason that if we are too focused on those areas that we can't influence, we're more apt to be spread too thin.

It isn't easy to admit we can't change everything.  But, while we can modify some things, and some people, no matter what we do, we can't alter everything to fit our needs.

The good news here is that if we can come to an understanding of this, we won't be as defeated when certain things don't go our way.  The other great piece is that having an understanding of this proves to us that we are, after all, only human, and as such only capable of doing the best that we can do.

And that's okay.

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