Have I chosen the right battles today/this week/this month/this year/in my life?
Quote: “The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.” (Brian Tracy)
To decide if you should back off or bite in to a situation, ask
1) What’s my real goal here?
2) What can I or can’t I control/influence?
3) Based on my answers to 1 and 2, is the battle worth fighting?
We have a much greater chance of a better outcome if we focus our energies on things in our direct control. The golden nugget here, perhaps, is that sometimes letting go can advance your cause more than if you dove in and fought the hard battle.