Stressing about matters we have very limited or no ability to control is a waste of valuable energy. It’s important that you focus only on your circle of influence. Shifting your focus will make you feel empowered and fulfilled.
Questions you can ask yourself:
Have I distinguished between the things that concern me but which I can’t do much about (things in my Circle of Concern) and the things I can do something about (things in my Circle of Influence)?
Regardless of feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed by how complex and challenging the circumstances are, do I focus positively by considering all the moves I could make?
Have I identified stakeholders and colleagues I could partner with to extend my circle of influence?
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