I will not allow what is not in control to prevent me from doing what is in my control.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and obversing everything with logic. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyong our control. Stop aspiring to be anyone other than your best self; for that does fall within your control.
The next suitable person you’re in light conversation with, you stop suddenly in the middle of the conversation and look at the person closely and say “What’s wrong?”
You say it in a concerned way. He’ll say, “What do you mean?” You say, “Something’s wrong. I can tell. What is it?” And he’ll look stunned and say, “How did you know?”
He doesn’t realize something’s always wrong, with everybody. Often more than one ting. He doesn’t know everybody’s always going around all the time with something wrong and believing they’re exerting great willpower and control to keep other people, for whom they think nothing’s ever wrong, from seeing it.
David Foster Wallace
Something is always wrong. And that is perfectly all right. Realise your problems, be honest to yourself and work on them, that’s what it’s all about.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control you own destiny.
Thinking about what you cannot control only wastes energy and creates its own enemy.
Worf – Star Trek
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration