Life just is. You have to flow with it.
Give yourself to the moment. Let it happen.
Governor Jerry Brown
Have you ever taken the time to think about what you can and what you can’t control? I love to be in control. I love being organised and systematised as they help me be in control. However, I have come to realise that there are factors way beyond my control, and that, in order to progress I need to let go of those factors.
The only person that I can control is me. That is the person I need to rely on. I love to help people, support people, encourage people; however, at the end of the day, the only person I can control is me. I can give my best to others, but I can’t make them take action or change. They have to want to do that.
So I have relinquished control of others and it has been liberating. Life is no longer stressful when I realised that I can only control one person! I no longer take responsibility for others. I no longer hold the weight of their decisions or lack of action. So long as I am doing my best and being my best then that is what is right for me.
The other bonus is the less time you spend trying to control others, the more time you have for you! How liberating.