It is easy to focus on the things we can’t control especially when it comes to work…..However if we focus on what we can’t control we lose sight on what we can control. As a teacher I have found I have students who will work really hard to complete their work and do well..Then I have students who will do nothing not matter how hard I try to get them to work. I can’t control this. So unfortunately my job is to try to encourage them to work and to care. Which I do. Then I take a step back and concentrate my attention and focus to the students who are really working and trying. That is what I can control.
I always have to separate what I can and can’t control at my job or it will drive me crazy and I will be miserable trying to change things I can’t.
Sometimes at your job you have to put everything in perspective to be happy and productive. If you are doing you job and focusing on what you have power over then your day will go ten times more smoother. If you focus on everything you have no power over then you will have a very unhappy job as well as life.
Put things in perspective for your own happiness.
“Let go of the things you can’t change, focus on the things you can.” – Unknown Author