Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence
I wonder if there ever was a better time to practise this brilliant concept by Stephen Covey – ‘Focus on things you can influence, rather than the ones you cannot.’
My take –
Information on Covid 19 is endless
bringing anxiety, fear and hopelessness.
Future of the human race, a crumbling economy or the growing geopolitical stress,
Oh God! This only makes me frail, lost and powerless.
Instead, what if I focus on the small world I’m locked inside?
For, isn’t this where my powers reside?
Every decision I make, every action I take,
Every word I utter, every thought I allow to flutter,
Has an impact.
Smiles I can bring, simply by baking a cake,
Boredom I can cut, with a silly take.
The house I can keep clean and nice,
Watch a movie with piping hot rice.
Serve fresh food, ensure everyone’s health,
And playful banter for emotional wealth.
Instead of complaining, I can practice gratitude,
And inspire others, to pick up this attitude.
Read, write, paint or sing,
Here’s a chance to do our thing.
Patiently wait for the dark clouds to clear,
So we can celebrate life with a loud cheer!
These thoughts on Life Values are my own – Nandita Warrier, Life Coach and Business Consultant.