Ugh! It can be so frustrating! I knew that this would happen!
“Maybe it is just out of your control?”
I need to tighten up my Zorro Circle! “By tackling one small challenge at a time — a narrow circle that slowly expands outward — we can relearn that our actions do have a direct effect on our outcomes, that we are largely the masters of our own fates. With an increasingly internal locus of control and a greater confidence in our abilities, we can then expand our efforts outward” (Achor, 2010, p. 137).
A few years ago, I read the book, Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Anchor. Colleagues and I reference this book from time to time. This informative read helps me to remember to take a step back, take a breath, and work on what is within my control! When I get frustrated about things going awry, frustrated about plans being derailed and the fallout because of it, I need to remember to tighten up my Zorro Circle!
After taking a deep breath and realizing that with a smaller Zorro Circle, I am getting back to being focused, and I am getting back to what I need to get done and get it accomplished! Thank you for the reminder!