Control the Controllable
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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