Triumphing Over Obstacles (Part 2 of 2)
Last week I shared point one of four of how to triumph over obstacles, both small and gargantuan, if not downright devastating. I also hope you enjoyed meeting Chad Hymas as well—what an inspiration!
Let me give you the rest of the 4-point plan now…
2. Control the Controllable.
This has been a sanity saver for me.
Atlas used to be my hero. They guy was such a stud he could carry the whole world on his back. Admirable, but burdensome.
I learned to shrug (a wink to my Ayn Rand friends).
I took Obama, health care reform, global warming, gas prices, the economy, even my wife, friends and family off my back.
If I can’t control it I let it go.
Any aspect of it I can control or influence (voting, saving energy, building my business and changing my behavior) is all I ever focus on and deal with.
That eliminates 99.99% of what most people worry, fret and agonize over.
“By releasing control over circumstances, you gain more control over your life.”
This is especially important when it comes to dealing with obstacles. Take a look at the situation as it is and ask yourself, “What part of this can I control?”
Then let go of everything else. And voila! 99.99% of the mental and emotional burden is lifted and you are left to just act on the .01% that you can control—which is usually YOU and your response action.
What happens to you doesn’t determine your destiny. What happens to you happens to all of us. It’s how you respond to what happens to you that determines your destiny. —Jim Rohn
3. Ask for Help.
One of the most important key points I took away from both Chad and Kyle was how we all need to be willing to ask for help from those around us more often. Not only will it lighten your burden, but it will also empower those who help you.
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