So how can you change someone? Easily…

You can’t!

You can only change yourself.

You can waste a lot of time trying to make another person happy only to find out you can only make him or her unhappy. It is a hard lesson to learn, but getting along with others mainly involves your ability and willingness to accept them for who they are rather than who you want to make them into. The wise shift is to focus on yourself and your own growth and improvement.

-From “25 Self-Development Truths You Can Take To The Bank Or I Don’t Know Anything” by William S. Cottringer, Ph.D.

In sports, you cannot change what your opponent does or what the referees and umpires do. You cannot control your coaches either. The only thing you can control is yourself, and your reaction. Control yourself and you ultimately control the situation. Then, you can focus on your game plan. That is one of the foundations of peak performance.

Business is the same way.

Relationships are, as well. Can you change your parents? Your children? Your significant other? No, but you can change yourself, and when you do that, many times, something amazing happens – THEY begin to change!

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react.

Thanks for reading.

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