Chapter TWO

Being Powerless

All We Can Do Is All We Can Do Within Our Sphere of Influence.

It’s important to be realistic about whether we have the ability, authority, or skills to effect change. We may feel powerless when we realize many things are out of our control.

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Lessons

How Do Issues of Feeling Powerless Influence You Today?

Exercise Self-Control

We can only impact the people with whom we interact and the circumstances in which we engage. Often, we can contribute and make a difference. Sometimes, we cannot. We need to be realistic about our limitations.

Skills

How do I get unstuck? By learning new skills! When it comes to feeling powerless, consider mastering these: Manage expectations. Have perspective. Exercise self-control.

Getting Unstuck contains step-by-step, how-to details of these and many other skills. If you’re really stuck, perhaps I can help!

Perspective

“Children who grow up without acceptance and encouragement generally try to maintain control of their external environments.”

Esther Bleuel

 

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About Trust

We Can’t Always Believe What People Say, But We Will Always Believe What They Do.

About Being Powerless

All We Can Do Is All We Can Do Within Our Sphere of Influence.

About Self-Respect

It’s Our Responsibility to Be Important to Ourselves.

About Persistence

It’s Our Responsibility to Be Important to Ourselves.

About Forgiveness

Deciphering Our Childhood Is Not About Vilifying Our Parents. It’s About Understanding Why We Are the Way We Are.

About Focus

Start with the End in Mind.

About Perspective

Mistakes Are Okay. Just Be Sure to Make New Mistakes.

About Learning

We Must Learn Our Own Lessons, in Our Own Time, in Our Own Way.

About Boundaries

Let Our Yes Mean Yes and Our No Mean No.

About Wisdom

Knowing About is Not the Same as Truly Knowing.

About Attitude

It’s Not What Happens So Much. It’s How We Handle Things and What They Mean to Us That Count.

About Letting Go

We Will Never Forget a Painful Experience, But We Can Learn Not to Be Prisoners of Our Emotions.

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