It was just a day ago when I wrote how a technology problem had me flustered – if only for a moment.
I had installed a piece of software on my website and it somehow decided to translate my payment page into the German language.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. (Ach!)
Well, because I am a student of The Greatest Self-Help Book Ever Written, I decided to use the wisdom in that book.
I decided to pause, and understand that there were things that were not in my control.
I’m pretty fair when it comes to technology, but the immediate solution to this problem eluded me.
And so I opened a support ticket with the software developer and went on with my day.
Focusing on the things that are within my own control.
And not even a full 24 hours went by when the company got back to me with a solution that worked.
It took about 10 minutes to implement and test.
Now I’d love to say that I was perfectly composed throughout the whole event – but, again, I am a student of this wonderful idea that we can always choose to focus on what is within our own control.
And because I have taken the time to work with this idea – install it in my mind, if you will – I was able to quickly do what I could about the technology problem, and then let it go.
Because, for the moment, it was out of my control.
I am glad it is fixed – just as many other problems can find solutions to themselves – when we are able to remind ourselves of the things within our own control and the things that are not within our own control.
That’s all the book teaches (based on my 20 years of study of its wisdom) – but the real secret to its power is the ability to remember this simple idea and use it at all times.
Especially when things like technology decide to go sideways and do their own thing, if only for a day.
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