Question of the Week: How do we respond to the things that happen to us in our daily lives?
The things we CAN control, such as our choices, attitudes, responses and actions are incredibly important in defining who we are now, and who we will become. Likewise, it is important for us to recognize that we can't control everything to ensure that we aren't spending an excessive amount of time worrying about things we really have no control over. The expression "Roll with the Punches" applies to those who are able to take things in stride, who, rather than reacting, worrying or panicking about all of those things they can't control, focus on those things that CAN be controlled and attempt to live live rather than letting life live them. Perhaps something for the rest of us to work towards?
What will happen if we spend our time & energy worrying about things we can't control?
Do you know anyone who feels like a victim all the time (like everything is out of their control?)
How difficult is it to stay focused on the things that we can control?
Can you think of an experience where you worried about something you had no control over? What was the outcome?
Do you know anyone who lets go of things "like water off a duck's back"? Do you find inspiration in that person?