Is it better to control everything or use your power to choose?

We don't get to do this life over again.

I know it's stating the obvious but sometimes people get so caught up in the day-to-day hustle and bustle that it's good to be reminded that this is a one-off opportunity. So, I reckon that means we should live well now. But that's easier said than done (or is it?). 

It is possible to live well and when we don't there's a cost. For me it's my health, it might be for you too or maybe you have issues in your relationships, with money, at work and so on.

One of the challenges people often face, and the reason they don't live their life well, is that they try to control everything. And because so much effort and energy is put into trying to control things, they don't fully experience life.

I'm sure you know this, but you can't control everything. You can't control the weather, what someone says to you, or how someone reacts to something you do or say. There's so much in life and business that you can't control but you still try, don't you?

There is something much more powerful than control that you could focus on.

You don't have to go out and buy it, there's no special qualification required and it's not something only a few people have access to.

Your power to choose

It's your ability to choose how you'll be, what you'll do and how you'll respond to whatever comes along.

Rather than pouring all your energy into trying to control things, you can use your POWER TO CHOOSE. Imagine how your life or business could change with this simple shift in focus. 

As always when you're creating change start small, unless something epic-sized is right for you. What's one (small) thing that you could do differently today? Remember, instead of trying to control things, use your power to choose how you'll be, what you'll do and how you'll respond to it.

Let me know what you choose to focus on today and how moving from controlling things to using your POWER TO CHOOSE makes a difference. I look forward to hearing from you.

Tracey Hancock is a coach and mentor passionately committed to helping people achieve their dreams and goals. Drawing on her own experience and the lessons she's learnt trying to be and do what she thought was expected of her, Tracey will guide you to live and work your way.

Ready for change and to feel more fulfilled? Contact Tracey to learn more about the REALiving approach today.