Do you spend most of your time reacting to other people rather than carving out the path that you want to take in life? Do you spend your time blaming others for your difficulties and challenges rather than using that energy to create the life that you want? You can spend your life trying to change another person and that person just might not want to change. Have you accepted the fact that the only person that you can change is you?
Melody Beattie, author of The Language of Letting Go, writes, “I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction. Other people’s lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life.”