I kept returning to this post while we were away – it resonates with me big time. Words worth heeding.
You only directly control three things in the entire world. Interestingly, none of these are other people. You are in charge of your thoughts, your words, and your actions. That’s it. Most of us neglect these three key items, however. Instead we direct our precious, limited energy on thinking and talking about how others should be different. This is fruitless and even lazy. As long as I’m focused on what’s wrong with you, I don’t need to pay any attention to improving me. Focus on you. Rather than hoping you can mysteriously change the fundamental personality traits of those around you, direct your energy on perfecting your own sweet self.
Devora Zack, CEO of Only Connect Consulting
Source: Fast Company via John E. Smith @ Strategic Learner. Image: Thank you madamescherzo via popculturebuzz
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And sometimes those three get out of control too!
I agree, Mimi, this one sounded like a gong in my soul as well. Thx for giving it a bit of additional “air time.”
🙂 great minds think alike…xox
Yes, get your own house in order first!
Absolutely! It’s far easier to look at someone else’s ‘stuff’, than take a hard gander at ourselves..
One would think with only three things that we can control, that we would be able to do a good job at them…
One would think…:-)
I have trouble contolling anything but I keep on trying
Resonates here, big time, too… xoxo