What is controlling your controllables?
Life Has Certainly Changed These Days
What is life these days? Certainly not the same as it was. Maybe for some things it isn’t, but for others it seems unchanged. 2020 has proven to be a year where time passes so slowly, yet it’s crazy to believe July is already here. Last year at this time we were riding physical rollercoasters at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA and this year we’re riding the emotional rollercoasters of 2020. You know how many books are going to be written about this year? More than I can count that’s for sure.
Staying in Control of What we can Control
Something we decided at the beginning of this was to control our controllables. There’s simply too many things outside of our control at the moment. When we focus on what we can control it gives us peace of mind. It empowers us to keep focused.
“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
We focus our control on…
>Our mental & physical health
We let go of…
>Other people’s stress & anxiety
>Anything outside of our “4 walls”
>Predicting the future (we only plan)
>Accepting defeat (we prefer to rise up)
>Things that don’t bring value to our life
>Engaging in pointless arguments
“Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control”. —Epictetus
Like most of you, we’re ready for 2020 to move on, but in the meantime, we’re in control of our controllables.