In the book ‘The Art of Taking Action’, Krech offers a nice way to distinguish between what you can control and what you can’t.
“Whenever we’re facing a challenging situation, one of the wisest things we can do is take a few minutes to distinguish between what’s controllable and what isn’t controllable…I suggest you use a pencil and paper. Simply divide the paper into two columns and, as you reflect on the situation, place each element into the proper column. What you end up with is a ‘map’ that shows what you can work on (actions which are controllable by you) and what you can’t control. This empowers you to move forward and do what you can do.”
Divide the paper…
Create the map.
See what’s in your control.
Then move forward.
p.s. what’s one thing right now in your control that you really stand for? What’s one thing right now beyond your control that’s bothering you? Where do you want to put your attention right now?