What I Can Control

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

I can control…

  • What my “story” is
  • What my values and goals will be
  • How well I plan my career and life in general
  • Who my friends are
  • If I “make my day” by planning it the night before
  • When I get up every day
  • What I do first thing when I get up
  • If I choose to exercise or meditate or both
  • If I connect with my family and tell them I love them
  • What I do on the way to work
  • When I arrive at work
  • How I “show up”
  • What I will get done that day
  • How many hours I will spend at work
  • If I will take breaks for rest and recuperation
  • If I will write a thank you note today
  • If I will stop doing low value, meaningless work
  • How much caffeine I will consume
  • If I do drugs, smoke or consume alcohol
  • What I eat
  • How often I exercise
  • How I treat others
  • How I treat myself
  • Where I spend my free time
  • My belief in myself
  • How much I laugh
  • How much time I spend on my own pity parties
  • If I allow myself to get distracted from my goals
  • If I procrastinate or make excuses
  • If I take full responsibility for my life

There is much we can control! I am sure you can add to this list. Spend your time there. Stop worrying about those things you can’t control…including other people. Amen.