One of the most powerful lessons I have learned (which was articulated so well in Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’) is the realisation that there are things that I can control and there are things that I cannot.
I can decide my own actions, but I cannot decide yours.
I can try to influence others through my actions, but I can’t really force them to change.
I can support those I believe in, and I can withdraw my support from those who I do not.
In the grand scheme of things my circle of influence is pretty small, but it exists nevertheless.
But there is a way to make it bigger, and that’s to combine it with yours….