Some things are entirely and wholly out of my control. Severe weather, for example. I cannot effect change in the weather. Whether it’s a sweltering heatwave, a blinding snowstorm, or a stormy hurricane, I can’t make the weather calamity go away, no matter how hard I try.
But, on the other hand, there are plenty of things I can do to control how I react and respond to harsh weather. I can seek out a cooler environment (inside an air-conditioned shopping mall for example), delay my road-trip to future date to avoid wintry driving conditions, or gather essential documents and supplies as I evacuate to safer ground. Instead of complaining about the effects of severe weather, I can choose to take thoughtful actions to avoid, or at least, mitigate the damage.
Just because we can’t control the situation doesn’t mean we can’t influence the outcome
There are a myriad of events in our lives that are outside our sphere of control. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t influence the final outcome. Continue reading