Control the Controllable

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Is it worth concerning yourself with what others are doing? I found myself in a self-judgemental position today after a conversation I had with some work colleagues about another person who works in another department. 

For a while now, I have been practicing gratefulness and mindfulness. I have been practicing these because I wanted to change my identity and one part of this identity was about being a better person. Less judgemental and opinionated. I haven’t thought or talked negatively about another person for a long time now and today I caught myself doing just that. It caught me off guard and left me feeling uneasy and guilty. I was worrying about something that is out of my control. Whatever his decisions are has no direct influence on me whatsoever. I momentarily shifted out of my sphere into another and filled my mind with junk mail and I opened it, read it and let it consume me. Doing this did not serve me in any way. It didn’t help me towards my goals of being a better person. I was judging someone else against other people’s values. I was weak in a moment in time today and I suffered for it. Guilt captured me and questioned my identity.


Moral of the story:

  • Don’t be concerned with things that are out of your control.

  • Understand what it is you can control and be the best at it.

  • Focus on the controllable so that there is no energy wasted with meaningless outcomes.

  • Be disciplined with these because it is easy to step outside for a minute and get drenched by the downpour of negativity.

  • Stay in your lane so that you can worry about yourself and be the better person.

  • Don’t focus on other people, they don’t live in your body. Make sure you’re squared away so you can be the best you can be.

    Control the controllable.

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