The Only Thing You Have Control Over

Day 333/365: Just reflect on this for today

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I did some Netflix&Chill the other night. The thing about Netflix is, none of the shows are trully amazing, but the variety is so big, you will literally spend more time searching for a show than actually seeing one.

I stumbled upon a show featuring Derren Brown. He was doing some magic, telling some jokes and, more importantly, said a lot of things about life, fear and courage. I couldn’t help myself but notice one sentence that he said and that sticked with me until this very morning.

The only thing you have control over in life is the reaction you have to the things you can’t control.

I’m not even going to bother with a long post today. I just want you to stick your eyes into your laptop or phone, into whatever it is that you’re reading this post on, and read that sentence about 10 times. Then, I want you to take a few minutes off, maybe an hour, and reflect on it.

Think about 3 past events that you tried to control, to change, to laugh or cry over, and then think about what would have happened if instead, you would’ve just responded to them in a simple, logical way.

That should be enough of an exercise for a snowy Thursday.

Thank you for your time!

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