Master - One who has control over something or someone.
You're Not the Boss of Me
I don't know about you, but I am very comfortable convincing myself that I am in charge of my life. I wouldn't use the term control freak, but I should. You should too.
Don't kid yourself...we work hard, we focus on doing what's right, and are sure that if things were done the way we believe they should be done, all would be right with the world.
You know I'm right.
The challenges we face each day are based on the messages we receive. Expectations from bosses, colleagues, employees, partners, friends, society...and the most difficult...ourselves...impact how we think about the world and our place in it.
Who really makes the decisions in our lives?
Perhaps we need to accept the fact that we don't really have the control we so passionately strive to achieve? Maybe the world does rule us...not the other way around? We all have our unique list of responsibilities, desires, hopes, and pressures that push our days (and minds) to the edge.
I don't think that's going to change anytime soon.
Not all of these masters in our world are bad, but they sure do seem to complicate things, don't you think?
How About You
We have many influencers in our lives. Most of them are there to support and connect with us in a variety of ways. Sure, there are always going to be those dark voices that tell us to conform, or follow the rules every time regardless of whether or not those rules make sense.
Here's the great part of the story. You only have one master...you. Don't let the other pressures, people and expectations of the world get in your way. Forge your own path, and make the difference you know you can make.
I'd love to hear from you.