Do You Have an Internal Locus of Control?
Are you an innie or an outie? Do you believe that your choices and actions play a large role in helping to create your life experience? Or, do you feel that your life experience is mostly due to external forces? Do you passively wait for things to get better? Or do you actively engage in healthy experiments to improve your mood or situation? As part of this blog's Old Sayings / Modern Wisdom series, the old Polish saying found below will give you a metaphor to integrate this important principle…
Passive, Helpless Victim? or Engaged, Empowered Responder?
Life will continually offer us situations that invite a response. How we respond has a powerful influence on our mood and our health. People who take responsibility for what IS within their power and engage in pro-active action fare better than those who feel passively victimized.