Control the Controllables

“Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable,

or from neglecting what is within our power.” Epictetus

Control the controllables is a popular term in sport. This concept refers to focusing on areas of your performance that are within your control. Your attitude, your preparation, your effort and your focus.

Often we can waste our mental energy worrying about, or getting sidetracked by things we cannot control. This can lead to frustration and decreased performance in all areas of our lives.

In these circumstances, identifying what you can and can’t control is important. Letting go of what you can’t control and focusing on what you can, enables you to continue moving forward and avoid getting stuck.

This often begins by considering your attitude and response to your situation. Remaining positive and focusing on what you can do now, can create the best environment for success.

If your circumstances feel out of your control today, take some time to refocus on your controllables and put your time, effort and energy into what you can do.