Today’s Thought: Control the Controllables
We’ve heard this before, and it sounds cliché, but it’s true. There are so many things that impact our lives every single day – the majority of which we have no control over. The only thing we can truly control is us. We can’t always control our circumstance, but we can control our attitude, our outlook, and our actions. There are going to be unpleasant things that happen to us. We’re going to get in a fight with our family or spouse, our kids are going to do something to drive us crazy. There are going to be bad drivers that piss us off. We are going to receive bad news. We are going to mess something up and feel bad about it. All these things are going to happen to us.
We are humans living with other humans. We are not perfect, and we are going to mess up, so why give power away to these things? Why give up our peace of mind for something we never had control over in the first place? We can’t give up our peace to these people and situations because they didn’t earn it. Our well-being and peace of mind belongs to us. Things are going
to happen around us that are going to give us an opportunity to be pissed and hurt. But they are also an opportunity for us to grow and overcome.
It’s okay to be upset when something happens, but then what? What are we going to do about it? Are we going to let it steal our joy for the whole day, or are we going to use it to propel us forward?
Today, I challenge you to control the controllables. Control your reaction, your attitude, your outlook, and your energy 😊
Dhall Here: Happy Sunday! I hope you enjoyed reading a phenomenal post from our guest blogger, Danielle DeAngelis. Danielle is a Team Member at United Wholesale Mortgage and will continue dropping gems on Chatter in The Hall for the next month! She challenged her team to go 21 business days without complaining…you know I love this. During the challenge, Danielle made sure she kept motivation high by sending her team snippets of inspiration and insights. After reading her entries, I knew I had to have her share with you. Stay tuned for more posts… it keeps getting better!
Hey Hey: Over the next month, Chatter in The Hall will be featuring a guest blogger. Danielle DeAngelis, is a Team Lead at United Wholesale Mortgage and will be contributing to our movement. I was fortunate to get to see some of the stuff she was sending to her team and it was fabulous. Danielle challenged her team to go 21 business days without complaining. You know I love this. Through this challenge she created some very insightful and meaningful realizations, and she’s sharing them with us!
Today’s Thought: Progress Over Perfection
I got in my car to leave work yesterday and immediately realized that I had forgot to send out my daily email! It was just one of those days where it completely slipped my mind. I immediately started panicking… and then I stopped. Yes, I felt bad about forgetting. But I made a plan in my head about how I was going to fix it (or let go of it) and then that was that. Once I had my plan, I didn’t need to stress any more. And just like that, the worry was gone.
Progress willalways outweigh perfection. So often we give up on something because we are not perfect at it, but that is CRAZY! I will never be a perfect leader, or wife, or mother, but that doesn’t mean I quit those things. It doesn’t even mean that I should quitstriving to be the best in those things. The goal is not perfection, the goal is always to be the best version of ourselves. And when we fall short of the best version of ourselves because we got caught up in the moment and found ourselves complaining, or showed up in a way we didn’t want to show up – we need to take note of what didn’t go well, make amends by either taking action or choosing to forgive and let go, and then we need to keep it moving and try our best on the very next opportunity we have.
And here is the good news guys, once we have made progress of any kind; it can never been undone. If you make a single conscious effort to stop yourself from complaining today, that single effort cannot be undone or erased. And if we focus on accumulating small victories like that, the goal you have (whatever it is) will be easier to accomplish.
Don’t give up on things that you aren’t perfect at. Progress and effort are a far better measure of success than perfection could ever be. And give yourself credit for the work you’ve already done, you own that, and it can never be taken away from you 😊