“If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t you are right".
- Mary Kay Ash
People who have what they want in their lives on a consistent basis tend to be people who understand what they can and cannot control. They do this by dividing things into three categories. Things that they:
Can directly control e.g. their own behaviours.
Have some influence over, but don’t completely control, e.g. what other people do.,
Don’t either control or have any influence over e.g. the weather.
The interesting thing is that people who are successful tend to focus most of their efforts on things that they can directly control, those things that they are directly responsibility for. They also tend to accept that if something is beyond their influence then there is little point in spending time on it.