One thing I have come to realise over the years is how people choose to respond differently to change.
We all know how challenging life can be. We all have things in our life that challenge us – whether it is people, situations or the environment we live in.
There are varieties of things that always interest us, but most are simply time wasting. They are refer to as our Circle of Concern. These are things beyond our control, yet we labour time addressing them.
On the other hand, we give little or no attention to things we could actually control – the Circle of Influence or Control. They are concerns we have control over.
For instance, you may be concern about the economy of the country, but can you really do anything about it?
What people think about you may be a concern, however have you thoroughly looked at your attitude too?
This is why it is important to identify your Circle of Influence within your Circle of Concern.
You might like to invest some time reflecting on the following questions:
- Where are you currently spending the majority of your time? In the circle of concern or influence?
- Are you currently being as personally effective as you can in your life?
- What strategies or tools could you use to help you transform your life?
Whatever it is, I would challenge us all to live today as an expression of what we love rather than what we fear.
I pray that the Almighty grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.