What’s riskier: skydiving or leaving your marriage of 18 years?
For many of us, psychological risks—such as quitting a secure, well-paying job to go back to school or speaking on stage or choosing to adopt a child—may ultimately feel more dangerous than those of physical derring-do.
His thought: “I can’t control how other people are.” Henrietta wants to be promoted to senior management but has been told she doesn’t have what it takes to make the leap.
Yet for all the joy and fulfillment it brings, some resist the call to be creative. Like the body’s natural urge for motion and the human need for connection and community, the spirit longs to express itself. ” It is your self searching for your Self, a movement toward being whole.
In our culture, the ideas that “time is money” and “art is frivolous” hold certain sway and old messages like “stay inside the lines” or “you can do better than that” have remarkable staying power. Ilona Tobin has been a psychologist and a marriage and family therapist for more than 25 years in Birmingham, Michigan.
Her thought: “I can’t control what others think of me.” It’s true.
It’s not possible to control a system, another person’s behavior or others’ impressions.