When we live with fear and a lack of self confidence, we need to be in control.
Do you see the need to control people, places and things in yourself?
Daily, I use the serenity prayer, and on some days, with great frequency. In my professional life, it is easy to slip in to this mode and to be the best “COACH” I can be, I must remember it is my client’s objectives and talent that are the focus.
The SERENITY PRAYER says:” God, grant me the SERENITY, to accept the things I cannot change, the COURAGE to change the things I can, and the WISDOM to know the difference.”

The Serenity Prayer, when relied on, changes the very nature of our lives. The reality is that most of our troubles result from an unwillingness to give up controlling the many people we encounter. What they are doing is seldom relevant. We simply want them to answer to us!

There is so much we cannot change. Yet our stubbornness leaves us frustrated, depressed, and in near constant conflict. Nonetheless, there is an easy solution. It's the first prayer we heard in a Twelve Step meeting. We can ask God for wisdom so we can change only what is ours to change and accept all the rest. Wisdom will come. And so will the serenity we deserve.
The philosophy and intent of this prayer is powerful enough that every human being should reflect on it. Can you imagine the changes that would impact in all our lives if this were practised broadly?

God, grant me serenity today, along with wisdom and acceptance, so I can fulfill your will.

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Certified Life Coach, Addiction Specialist, Results