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Tactics in Life: When There’s No Control, Take Things in Stride

February 16, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

There are many things in life that are beyond our power. Oftentimes we have no control over the people, circumstances and events in our world, and the sense of helplessness can sometimes feel utterly frustrating.

Ultimately the only thing you can control is yourself, how you let or do not let something affect you and what you choose to do or do not do to deal with it. Try to step back from the emotionally charged moments that accompany such out of control situations, lest you do something stupid and regret it later, and try to frame the situation in terms that can help you decide how to act accordingly.

If the situation is something that in the end won’t really matter too much, then don’t waste your time on something insignificant. You have more important things to do and problems to solve, so focus on that instead. Move on.

If the situation is something important enough to you that you actually have to care, then fight for it. Even if you fail, at least you tried; sometimes trying is the only thing you can do, and the only thing that can be expected from us.

It’s easier said than done, but it has to be done: Take the out of control situation in stride. For all you know, the situation is not as bad as it seems; even if it is, you’re not facing it alone. Just do whatever you think you have to do. And if there’s nothing more you can do, then entrust the situation to God for Him to take care of it as He sees fit.

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