Loosen Your Grip
Who out there doesn’t have an issue with some form of control? The answer is we all do. When you find yourself in situations where the outcome doesn’t turnout the way you had planned, do you short circuit? Let me let you in on a little secret…you might have control issues.
Control shows up in a variety of different ways for different people. One of the biggest ways I have seen is when someone expects others to be a certain way – their way. When someone is in a controlling state of mind, expectations are established that others should mirror their opinions and beliefs. It becomes an element of safety because this is comfortable. The reality is that this is an attempt to control their environment. They are protecting themselves from change, growing or stretching themselves out of their logical, orderly life.