Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Always do your best………the only thing that you can control in life is you.  It is important to recognize early on, that we can control our own thoughts, choices, actions but we do not have the license to do the same for others.  When people try to tell us what words we should use, how we should say something, or how we should do something they are trying to control every aspect of their life and they are fearful.

When we see a profound need to control everything it is born out of fear; fear of failure, fear of rejection, and fear of giving away power.  When there is a need to control everything and be involved in every decision it is almost impossible to live with, and it is frustrating and debilitating to work in an environment where micro management reigns supreme. 

A controlling nature has not listened to and learned the lessons that have been sent; it does not operate with humility, it cannot open itself to the possibilities that can be because it has decided how things should be….and at its worst it is arrogance walking.  So much is missed by these people especially the blessings that come from humility….practicing humility shows that you respect others and reminds us that there is so much for us yet to learn. It sends a signal that you are open to receiving the gift of knowledge  and listening to what others have to say.  So reflect today….do you control too much or are you humble enough to listen……………

Robin Sharma said “Life will always lead you to a place that’s better.  One of the core organizing principles of my life is that success is the result of a delicate balance between making things happen and letting things happen.  Yes, we have the responsibility to set our goals and realize our potential and play at our very best.  We need to do our part.  Good things definitely unfold for people who are devoted to doing great things.  But I suggest we also need to show a gentle commitment to letting things unfold.   In other words, do your best – then let life do the rest.”