As humans, we spend a lot of time and energy worrying about things we can't control.
We're not wrong or broken; we are simply human.
Our brains are hardwired to seek order, patterns, structures - and certainty.
And so, the discomfort we feel when facing uncertainty can send us spinning and leave us grasping for control. Instead of simply not-knowing, our brains begin to image all the possible (negative) outcomes and fill in the blanks to make a complete story - even if that means using imagined narrative.
And for many of us, it leaves us feeling anxious, uncomfortable and overwhelmed.
Here's the thing,
What we focus on grows.
When we're able to release the need for certainty and give ourselves permission to not-know, we can shift our attention back to the present moment. Back to the things we can control.
The wave of anxiety passes - and shall too the discomfort + overwhelm, freeing us up to focus on what matters most.
It's not easy work. And here's what I know about us:
We can do hard things.
Learning how to control the controllables is a core skill of high-performers.
It take courage. And practice. And time.
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control the controllables
A Mini Deep Dive by
Samantha Arsenault Livingstone, OLY.