Control your perceptions.
Direct your actions properly.
Willingly accept what’s outside your control.
It took me a very long time to figure this out. So many hours of wasted mental energy fighting fights that I knew I couldn’t win but fought anyway. Now, it just isn’t worth the stress.
Especially when we talk about work, the people in charge of us have agendas that they will undoubtedly force on us day after day. They already know what they want and yet pretend that they care what we think. Agendas that we have no control over. They want us to believe that we are part of the decision-making process, but we really aren’t.
I see my colleagues every day getting all worked up over what they know deep down inside they can’t change, but they keep trying over and over again and then get upset when things stay the same. Those in charge may lead them or you to believe that they are part of the process.
A part of a process that has been predetermined. So I will tell you now. Don’t sweat the small shit. Our bosses know what they want and they will continue to pretend to include us in the “decision” making.
Go ahead, I dare you. Prove me wrong.