Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Controlling the Controllables

This is another key lesson I had to work through.  As a very strong Type A personality I have always been the "boss" in my mind!  :):)

That was not just the boss of others it was of the time in the day and everything else.  As I have progreesed over the last three years I have learned you can only do what you can do.  When you try and do more you will generally get physically or emotionally hurt or you will physically and emotionally hurt someone else.

If a plane is delayed or traffic backs up and you need to miss a work out or grab some fast food instead of the plan you orginally had in place roll with it.  There  is nothing you can do but control the situation.

Now how you react to those things post issue is another matter....once you get out of the car congestion and you can make a decision on lunch or dinner are you famished and headed for all you can eat wings or do you stay composed and grab a Subway sandwich or a baked potato and chili at Wendy's.

No matter what situation we are stuck in we can only do what we can do and you can always make a good/right decision in the midst of the issue or post issue.

Remember the 80/20 rule......make the right decision 80% of the time and all will be well!

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