When stress and negativity starts creeping in, our lives are beginning to fall apart.
Illness, relationships, employment, unresolved issues, loss — there is no shortage of ways that adversely affect our happiness.
Even when one problem is resolved, it seems something else pops up.
I’ve studied this all-too-frequent visitor to life — the lack of control — and have asked professionals their opinion on how happy, successful people respond when they feel their lives are beginning to go off track.
The “fix” is shocking perhaps because it is counterintuitive.
Spiritual people turn everything over to God and if their faith is strong, that can effectively work for them.
But whether you are religious or not, the one way to defeat the awful feeling of life out of control is by saying this one line:
“I have no more control over this and I am incapable of dealing with it.”
Yes, admit defeat and declare victory.
That one line becomes a freeing thing.
It’s not that you don’t care, it’s just that you’re unwilling to keep paying a continued price for banging your head against the wall in an attempt to control that, which cannot be controlled.
Then move on.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t repeat this powerful line: “I have no more control over this and I am incapable of dealing with it” and I thought when all else fails, you might like to try it, too.