I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following. Mahatma Gandhi
The topic of more than one conversation before 8:00 a.m. was about C-O-N-T-R-O-L. Most people I work with are under the false belief that if they could just get organized, get things under control, everything would be alright. They work hard; they use their anger and their energy to get things under control.
But what they're really talking about is controlling others. Those very same people do not want to control their own thoughts and emotions - the very things, the only things over which they can have control. Why control thoughts and feelings when others are so wrong?
In that state of mind, it is those others that have control. Most of the time, they live in a state of reaction to the events around them. It is not external events they need to control but internal responses.
Control your thoughts. Control your feelings. Change your world.