Last week I had a therapy session with my “mindset coach” Dr. Kevin. He is a brilliant therapist with a lot of life & clinical experience. 💥
I have been seeing him off and on since 2016.
He is also featured on this Wednesday’s Fit Life Orange County podcast episode as I just interviewed him so stay tuned!🥳
Anyway, I’m currently working through a personal issue right now that is out of my control.
Yes, I can influence the outcome to a certain extent. But in this specific situation, the complete result is not controlled by me.
It’s something I find important.🎯
The Bigger Issue?
I don’t control the outcome.💯
Dr. Kevin’s answer?
Frankly, that’s not the answer I wanted to hear as it goes against many of my personal beliefs on my ability to positively affect the outcome with enough focused energy.
However, taking a step back, there’s alot of truth and wisdom in his coaching.
The dichotomy of life is knowing there are many things you can influence so you need to take action where you can. As candidly, too many people play the helpless victim.
But on the other side of the coin..
You also must understand in life that some things are completely out of your control so in these situations, you must practice acceptance.
Wisdom is not confusing the two.
Need a helping strategy?
This is the prayer I practice at my alcohol support group which is another way to ground the message. I trust it will help you as it’s done for me.👇
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”