Focus Your Energy On What You Can Control

Focus Your Energy On What You Can Control

How much time and energy do you spend worrying about things you can’t control? If you’re like me and most people on this planet…probably a lot. A huge portion of life is out of your control, and if you focus on those things, you’ll mind will constantly be hijacked and exhausted from a spiral of unknows.

For the most part, you can’t control:
  • The actions and responses of others
  • Local and global events
  • The weather (if I had a superpower it would be this).
  • What others think
  • Aging…regardless of that Botox girl!
  • People’s opinions of you-
  • The PAST (the past cannot be changed)
  • And a whole lot more!  
Worrying about the things you can’t control diverts your focus from the things you actually   can control. 

What can you control? 
  • How you respond
  • What you think about
  • The ways you treat others
  • The information you consume
  • How you treat your body
  • Your self-talk
  • Your sleep habits
  • How consistent you are
  • And much more
You can’t control a significant portion of what happens, but you do have power over how you respond. The more you focus on your own actions and thoughts, the better things will go for you.

In his book Life, the Truth, and Being Free, Steve Maraboli said, “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.”

 When you find yourself thinking about things you can’t control, stop, and ask yourself, “What things are under my control?”

Once you identify those things, give all your time and energy to them.