7 Situations Beyond Your Control

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7 Situations Beyond Your Control

Face it…some things are beyond your control. Yet some folks don’t always see it that way. For example: We want the sun to shine on our parade and we get upset when the weather doesn’t comply with our wishes. We expect everything to go according to plan and get stressed when it doesn’t turn out that way. We ask folks to change their behavior and then we’re surprised when they refuse to change their ways. The fact is, you can’t control the weather, but that doesn’t stop people from trying. What areas of your life are beyond your control?

If you can’t change things, accept them as they are. Consider, for example:

Miracles. Some folks want the sun to set at a different time. (Well, that’s not going to happen.)

Certainty. Some people demand guarantees, even when there aren’t any.

Status quo. Some folks dislike change and expect the world to stand still for them. (How’s that working for you?)

Unforeseen events. Some people want everything to go according to plan. (Good luck with that.)

Human nature. Some folks try to force their will on others. (The reality is, people change when change is their choice.)

Perfection. Some people expect perfection and work hard to attain it. They get anxious if it eludes them.

History. Some folks can’t let it go. They relive the past, hoping to change history.

You can’t control outside events, but you can control how you respond to them. Think about it! Having a realistic perspective will help you to be happier and more productive, and it will have a positive impact on your health and well-being. If control is an illusion, why are you worrying, getting stressed out, and wasting valuable time and energy when circumstances can’t be changed? The reality is, if you can’t change the outcome, move on to an area within your control. Know the difference…if it’s beyond your control, it’s time to let go.

What Situations Are Beyond Your Control?

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Additional Reading:
It’s YOUR Life. Are You in Control?
Say Yes to No
Dilemma: Have To vs Want To
Great Things Start with Great expectations

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7 Situations Beyond Your Control