The Chief Task Of Life

“The chief task of life is simply this:. to identify and separate matters so that you can say clearly to yourself which are externals not under your control, and which have to do with the choices you actually control.”

Even the Greek Stoic philosopher believed that the most important thing you can do each day is to control what you can control.  He just said it in a different way.

You can’t control what always happens to you, but you can control your effort, attitude, and your reaction to it all.

Focus on making clear what parts of your day are within your control and what parts are not.

The happiest people in life don’t necessarily have the best of everything, but they make the best of everything. 

Make the best of your today and every day.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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