Letting go of your need to control is one of the best ways to feel empowered. Seems kind of counter-intuitive, but according to emotional well-being experts, it's an effective way to feel liberated.
How often have you felt left out, been afraid to take a risk or felt like you disappointed someone? Your initial reaction might have been to try to fix it. Force an outcome.
Next time you're struggling like this, take a step back.
Then ask yourself these powerful questions to help you get beyond your immediate need for control.
How is this belief or behavior helping me? What purpose is it serving? Is this stress making me happy? Is it fulfilling a need? What am I trying to accomplish?
Chances are, you'll discover that whatever has been making you suffer, is all about your need for trying to control the end result. And it's holding you back or limiting you in some way. Definitely not really serving your best interest.
That is is your motivation to let it go. Move on and open up. Know that you can only control yourself.
Then the real power comes. Freedom.
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