Have you ever been faced with a situation in which you are so fearful of something that it prevents you from enjoying life? Yesterday on a flight from New York to Long Beach, I sat next to someone who was very fearful about flying. The concept of a huge piece of metal filled with people and their belongings moving hundreds of miles an hour in the sky just didn’t seem natural to her. Throw in some turbulence, and she was a basket case. In talking with her about the basis for her fear, I learned it all came down to the fact that she had no control over the aircraft. As a result, she experienced flying as a nightmare.
The April edition of my newsletter, Alignment Solutions, contains a series of articles that may help people who find themselves in similar situations – i.e., those in which they believe they have no control over what is happening around them. Although it often is true that there are people and things in the environment over which we have no control, there is something we always retain: our ability to choose how we experience those situations. As a result, we have more control than we might imagine. In fact, making a few changes in our perspective enables us to recognize and focus on what we CAN control, thereby increasing our quality of life significantly. If you are interested in finding out how you can exercise your ability to transform your life experiences in a positive way, I invite you to take a look at these articles. And let me know what you think!
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