Chapter TWOBeing 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.
How Do Issues of Feeling Powerless Influence You Today?
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.
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.
“Children who grow up without acceptance and encouragement generally try to maintain control of their external environments.”