Many people make the Control Error — they attempt to control what they cannot control, while also failing to control what they can.
Because they don’t know what they can’t control and they don’t know what they can control.
Humans have a desire to feel like they are “in control” of their lives. Most people hate feeling out of control. And yet, by making the Control Error, they constantly feel out of control (and work harder to control… what they cannot control).
Thriving is tough when you feel out of control. And it is even more difficult when you are not controlling the areas you can control.
There is a code to thriving. Think of it as the computer code behind all the things your computer programs can do. The basic assumptions and directions come from the underlying code. It allows the tasks to happen.
Similarly, there is an underlying code to thriving. If the code is working, daily tasks and living go much better. You thrive in your life.
One element of that Thrive Code, we discussed in the last episode: Challenge. In this episode,we take on the second element of the Thrive Code: Control. More importantly, it is about controlling what you can control, while releasing yourself from what you cannot control.
Listen to the episode below.
Thrive Code 1: Challenge
Your Circle of Control
Solving the Control Paradox
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