Control Over Others is Just an Illusion

If we find ourselves acting as if we could control the actions of others, thought patterns, or attitudes, we are only kidding ourselves. Other people rightfully want to exercise their own autonomy. They will resist either passively or aggressively. The resulting relationship you have with them will be one of distrust or antagonism.

Is that the type of relationship you want? Most people would not want that to be the definition of a relationship, yet could be creating it by trying to control things that are by their very nature outside your ability to control. Accepting this reality provides you the opportunity to change, not the person you would otherwise attempt to change.
Can you remember a time you were able to change your perspective and in turn were able to see where the other person was coming from?

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