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Take control where you can

 ... and let go where you can’t.

When you focus on the things you can’t control, the pressure—and your anxiety—are intensified. Focus on the things you can control and let the rest take care of itself.

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"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." - Steve Jobs. Striving not to be a follower.

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In a pressure moment, there are factors you have control over and factors you don't.

Focus on the factors you can control, not on the "uncontrollables," that could intensify the pressure, increase your anxiety, and ultimately undermine your confidence.

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Ignore the rest. We worry about things that we have no control over. But worrying never fixed anything

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In every situation, there are things we can control and things we can’t. We can control what we say or do, but trying to control what we can't is a recipe for anxiety and stress.

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