Now I don’t mean turn into the Hulk and start destroying cities or go on a serial killer rampage. What I mean is, you’re not gonna be able to control everything in your life. You’re not supposed to. If we can control every little thing in our lives it would almost be like living in a fantasy world. It’s unrealistic.
Here’s one example:
You CAN control how you drive your car… But you CAN”T control the other drivers around you.
Picture this: You are cruising down the freeway going to work or on a vacation, you’re listening to a podcast or some music on the radio. Suddenly, you look in your rear-view mirror and you see a big rig truck hurdling on your tail. What are you gonna do? Your gonna move over to the next lane as fast as you can to let it pass you up, right? Right.
Now let’s say that same truck speeds pass you. Everything is all good, right? Yes… For now.
As time has gone by, you kinda forget about the truck almost running into you. Now here comes the uncontrollable part. Traffic. There’s traffic. Now all you can think about is being late to work or where ever you have to go.
The cars move slowly and sure enough, you’re being directed to a single lane, all you can think is why? Well as you begin to finally move forward you see a fatal accident… With. That. Same. Truck you avoided earlier.
Your whole mindset changes.
“Damn, that could have been me.”
Then sadness set’s in, cause now your feeling for the people that died.
It stays with you.
You. Can’t. Control. Everything.
But the decisions you make today will affect your tomorrow, good or bad.
Here’s what you can control… YOU. Only you can control you.
You can control how you treat someone.
You can control the pace you work at.
You can control what food you eat.
You can control the feelings you have.
You can control YOU.
No one else can. Remember that.
I apologize if we kinda got off track here or you’re sitting there scratching your head like “What the hell did I just read?”
It’ll all set in later. Trust me.
This week’s quote is from Martin Luther King, in honor of his Birthday.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Next Blog Post:
Distance yourself from toxic people.
Thursday, February 1st, 2018