Taking Control

by Bill Mansell on June 9, 2009 | One Minute Motivators

Much of our frustration in life stems from the following reality: there are things we THINK we CAN control, that we cannot. Let’s face it, we are not in control of much of our lives. Our bodies are subject to fatigue and disease. Our ability to perform is limited by the clock and calendar. We cannot control our children or our spouse, or even our employees. We have no control over the weather, or the economy, or the price of gas. We are dependent on so many outside forces to make our lives work. Think about it. What would we do without electricity and grocery stores and computers?

The other side of the story is equally important: there are things we THINK we CAN’T control, but we can. These include our attitude and our actions. Too often, we allow the weather, other people or circumstances—things over which we have no control—to affect our attitude or determine our actions. Here is an area where you can take control. Decide today to choose your attitude and plan your actions.

Success Tip: Stop wasting time and energy worrying about things over which you have no control. Instead, focus your positive energy on choosing your attitude and your actions.

Bill Mansell is president of MindPerk, Inc., one of the web's largest resources for self improvement and business training. A dynamic speaker and success coach, Bill is the author of a weekly blog titled, One Minute Motivators. Bill helps companies and organizations inspire and motivate their team members to consistently achieve more. His contagious enthusiasm has helped people from all walks of life to reach and exceed their goals.

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