“There are two things you should never worry about. Those things you can control and those things you can’t control.”
According to the National Institute of Health: “Belief in one’s ability to exert control over the environment and to produce desired results is essential for an individual’s well-being. It has been repeatedly argued that the perception of control is not only desirable, but it is likely a psychological and biological necessity.”
Having some control over our surroundings is essential to our well being! This begs the question, what do I control? Better yet, what do I think I control? In a world full of people and situations we can’t control, where should I put my time, attention and energy?
Too many of us waste a great deal of energy on politics, sports, and our opinions. We carry these judgements, opinions and emotions from our past and they greatly weigh us down.
When we direct our energy toward those things we can control — our health, thoughts, attitude, behavior, we can actually become “enlightened” — lessening our burdens, becoming lighter.
If control drives our happiness and our sense of well being is based on our sense of control, why not direct that energy to those things we can influence like our own behavior?
Listen in for more on control as it relates to happiness, and how tracking your habits on your goal journey brings back a sense of control and leads to self-efficacy.
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