Center for Coaching Certification

Focus on What You Can Control

So much has changed over the past year that many are overwhelmed.  Some talk about high-stress levels or being sad or fighting with friends about the changes.  Then they feel stuck and are unsure of where to even start in terms of dealing with everything. Focus on What You Can Control

There is a story of a young child walking along the beach with their grandparent.  Along the beach are hundreds of starfish that have washed ashore.  The young child is picking them up and tossing them back into the water.  The grandparent asks the child about what they are doing.  The child explains that the starfish will die in the hot son if left there so it is saving them by tossing them back into the water.  The grandparent says, “you can’t possibly save them all!”  The child leans over, picks up another one, tosses it in, and says, “I saved that one.”

While there may be so much more to do than seems feasible, you can start with one small thing and progress.  You can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.  Where you’re your efforts make a difference?  What do you control?  Put your energy where you will make a difference.

If you wish to make a difference, check out coaching!


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