Coaching Leadership Quotes on Control

Many people worry about things that are out of their control. The worry stems from a variety of areas. It may come from internal pressure we feel to excel. It may could from concern about friends or loved ones. It may come from our concern about risk or consequences that would result as a circumstance of a decision. It may be worry about potential outcomes. It could be a personality trait that we have no control of whatsoever. It should be enough to say that we all worry about things from time to time. The situational outcome is the indicator that we react to that makes us either stop worrying, or in fact worry more.

How we approach life will depend on the amount of worry we deal with on a day to day basis. For instance, I'm a fairly pragmatic guy so I will worry about some things and others I'll just accept as karma. I'm also a father, which makes me susceptible to worry or concern about my children's well being. I sometimes feel that the daily pressures and dangers my kids are exposed to are very different from when I grew up as a kid. Or maybe my parents were just less worried about my abilities to adapt in a perceived Ozzie and Harriet world.

Watch the evening news. The world is changing and it sometimes appears the world has gone nuts. Is it cause to worry? It depends on whom you ask. The degree of worry may not solely be a personal choice, but it is certainly can make a huge difference in how we approach daily living. Recognize life for what it is. Deal with your personal areas of risk, and adapt where necessary. The actions we produce today carry substantial weight on the amount of worry we experience tomorrow.


“Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.”- Anonymous

“The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.”- James Russell Lowell

“Worry affects circulation, the heart and the glands, the whole nervous system and profoundly affects the heart. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.”- Charles H. Mayo

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."- Epictetus

“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."- Henry David Thoreau

“I never worry about action, but only about inaction"- Winston Churchill




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