I hate feeling powerless. Yet all-too-often, I do. I am powerless over people, places and things. Yuck.
But I am not powerless over me.
I know that if I’m not aware of a personal character defect, then I am powerless to do anything about it. Knowledge is power. And to acknowledge, or be aware, can allow change.
After I become aware of something, I have two choices. If the something is within me, I can move to change it. A behavior, a bad habit, a mindset. All of those are within my power to change me. Or not.
If the something is not within me, well, that’s different. I also have two options and both are difficult. One is stupid. If I choose the stupid option, I can rail against whatever the something is, a situation, someone else’s behavior or thinking, a dreaded upcoming event. I can fight against…
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