“You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~Marcus Aurelius
Most of us spend our time and effort trying to control the world around us when the only thing we truly have power over is our own minds. We find our true strength when we finally learn to master ourselves.
“Resilience is knowing that you are the only one who has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” ~Mary Holloway
Resilience comes once we stop waiting for someone else to save us. It doesn’t mean we can’t accept help (we can and should!), but it does mean that we stay in charge of the process. Only then can we choose how we will rebound and who we will become in the process.
“Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~Lao Tzu
It so often feels easier to try to control others in order to create the life we want, but true power and maximum control over the life we create comes from learning to master ourselves instead. Where would you benefit from shifting your focus from trying to control others in your life to learning to master yourself?