Our Action Sheet for what you can control is based on work by Stephen R. Covey.
He developed the Circle of Control in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. (get a copy of the book here.*) His diagram is useful in managing attitude, thought processes, and emotions. Read my introductory post here. We can release a great deal of worry and stress when we focus on what we can control and let go of the rest.
I imagine it’s like being a pilot in the cockpit. You have control over what happens on the plane, like the altitude of the plane, but you have no control over external factors, like the weather. Practice focusing on your circle of control daily.
Remember our motto: progress, not perfection!
“It is your attitude, more than your aptitude, that will determine your altitude.”Zig Ziglar
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.Hebrews 12:1
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