Are You in Control of Your Life?

I found this to be quite interesting and need to think deeper about how it applies to me!

Dr. Eric Perry’s Blog

Written by Dr. Eric Perry
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“It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control.” ~Epictetus

Every morning before I head to the office, I go online and check the traffic report. I mentally rehearse my drive, avoiding all congested roadways, and check my backup route just in case. I have a cup of coffee, check my watch, and briefcase in hand, dash through the front door. I try to control my exposure to traffic as much as I can but unfortunately, traffic in Los Angeles is uncontrollable and unavoidable. Upon arriving to work, I park in my designated parking spot and begin my day.

Every day we make decisions. To whom or what we attribute the results of these decisions has much to do with our locus of control. Locus of control of reinforcement referred to as locus of control was conceptualized by…

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6 thoughts on “Are You in Control of Your Life?

  1. Thank you! I agree! Reading this made me realize how I’m not conscious of the way I think and/or approach things. I will be reading that post several times until it sinks in to my consciousness!

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  2. Hmmmm. Yes, I have to agree the illusion of control is more satisfying than the illusion of no control. I’m not an alcoholic or a religious man, but I would do well to remember The Serenity Prayer.

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