If we have a big picnic planned on Saturday, we care about the weather. We talk about it, fret about it and will it into being a pleasant day. But we all know that the weather does what the weather does anyway. No measure of hoping, praying and willing will result in anything otherwise.
It is easy for us to see that trying to control the weather is absurd. But what about other factors we don’t control? What about the success of our product’s launch? What about the feedback from our boss? What about the approval of a friend? How much do we control those things?
It is easier for us to accept things we have absolutely no control over. But with things we partly control, it is also easy for us to overestimate our influence.
Inspiration: The Practice