Some people live their life under the control of something else. No, it’s not your boss or your kids (well, it’s your kids but you chose them so you’re stuck with them!). There are three things in life that control far too many people and it’s time that we learn what they are so that we can stop allowing them to control our lives. Maybe you’re controlled by one; maybe you’re controlled by two or three. Knowing what it is that controls you will help you take control of your own life.
It controls us. We always want more. We’re never content with what we have. While money is nice; it’s fun and it’s necessary, it’s not something we should allow to control us. There’s no reason we should let money have so much power that we forget to spend time with our loved ones and enjoy life. It’s time to put things into perspective; you work hard to earn more money to enjoy life, but if you’re not enjoying life, you’re wasting your time under the power of that money.
If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. Stop letting people control you. It doesn’t matter what other people think of you. You will never, ever receive the approval and appreciation from every single person you meet (if Jesus has haters, you’re going to have haters, you know?). At the end of the day, this is your life. When you’re on your dying bed, will you think how great it was that you pleased your friends, family and people you don’t even like or will you think how great your life was because you lived it your way?
It happened. It’s over. Now get over it. The past is the past. It won’t happen again unless you let it, so stop worrying about it; learn from it. Move on. Don’t let it control your future. We all make mistakes. We learn from them and we get to keep on living without making that mistake again. It’s really a pretty good deal.