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"Locus of control" Blog Posts

December 29, 2021

Replace Your New Year Resolutions With a Hope Letter

You can lump people into two distinct groups: those who set New Year resolutions, and those who don't. But, maybe there's a third way

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September 5, 2017

The Art of Letting Go – #MTtalk Roundup

Whenever I think of having to let go of something, a 1986 movie, "The Mission," comes to mind. In the opening scene, you see the spectacular Iguazu Falls between Argentina and Brazil. A person tied to a cross is thrown into the river and washes over the edge. You are immediately aware of the beauty […]

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May 8, 2017

You Don't Have to be a Control Freak to Take Charge

As luck would have it, you're reading this blog. Or did you make a rational, informed choice to take a look, having browsed the Mind Tools website? What was the controlling force that landed you here? Only you can answer those questions. But "who's in control?" is a concept that has fascinated thinkers throughout history. And it continues to […]

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February 16, 2017

"Yes, I Will!" – the Power of a Promise

An early morning appointment seemed such a good idea when I booked it. What else would I be doing with that time, anyway? Probably setting up my workstation, eating a leisurely breakfast, and groaning at the sarcasm of Twitter. Yes, it was definitely the right decision to act quickly and firmly, to show that I […]

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