Upper West Side, New York

10 Things You Cannot Control September 7, 2019

Upper West Side, Manhattan
10 Things You Cannot Control, Manhattan, New York

Umbrellas Up—Rain is Predicted!


You’ve scheduled a golf game, but it’s raining. You need to get to a meeting, but there’s unexpected traffic. You want to look hip, but you’re 45, maybe even 50. The list goes on of things we wish were different. But, no matter how much we bang the steering wheel, complain about the weather or lament our age, some things are beyond our control. Our reaction to these will make

a huge difference. In fact, how you cope with frustration and stress can make the difference between a life well-lived and one with irritation, demons or illness around every corner.


Here are 10 things you cannot control (and this list is not exhaustive):

  1. Lost time
  2. Who our parents and family members are
  3. The weather—always the weather!
  4. What other people think or feel
  5. Traffic
  6. The past
  7. Getting old
  8. Where or when we were born
  9. Our height and skin color
  10. The steady march of time

If you find yourself complaining or worrying about things you cannot control, it’s time to change your mindset and approach life differently.


No matter which stage you’re at in your career, Executive Coach Margaret M. Enloe, JD, PCC, can help you reach your goals. This New York City-based career coach has more than 30 years of experience and specializes in empowering professionals to achieve their full potential and make smooth transitions. Discover how she’s helped other individuals move forward in their careers and professional lives by visiting her website. You can also reach out to her at me@MargaretEnloe.com.



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