“You are who you choose to be.” – Hogarth in Iron Giant
Create Success by Focusing on the Choices You Do Have
People who feel like they have autonomy are more productive, show more persistence at a task, and experience less stress and burn-out. You and your employees feel more motivated when you have autonomy over how something gets accomplished. There are many things you can’t control. They key is to focus on what you can control instead of what you can’t control. Successful people differentiate themselves by focusing on the choices where they can make a difference and have an impact rather than complaining about the things they don’t get to choose.
Quick Tip: There is a difference between not having choices and not liking your choices. Take a moment to acknowledge you do have a choice even if you don’t like the outcomes.