Focus On What You Can Control

Focus On What You Can Control

Change is continuous.  Change creates circumstances that you can control, as well as circumstances that you cannot.  Effective leaders only focus on what they can control and influence their organizations and people to do the same.  Focusing on what you can control significantly accelerates self-development and transformation.  However, few people follow this principle.  Instead, they get distracted by circumstances or by what other people are doing. Leaders let the things that they cannot control sort themselves out.

What can you control?  You can control your actions: how you lead; how you sell; how you take care of customers, partners and team members, etc.  When you focus on what you cannot control, you waste energy and time.  In difficult situations, make a list.  What is in your control and what is not?  Only focus on what you have control over impacting.  Embrace change by focusing on what you can do, not what you cannot.  When you focus on what you cannot control, you give up the right to impact the things that you can.

All contents copyright © 2012, Josh Lowry. All rights reserved.

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