“He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.” – Lao Tzu

The irony of life is the more we try to control, the more we attempt to force our will onto others, the less control we actually have. Jordan Peterson famously says “If you want to change the world, make your bed.” Let’s put our life in order and lead by example. It’s also been said that “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.”

We would be better to lead by example and to focus on what we can control (our actions, our opinions, and our perspective) than attempting to change the weather or other people. This is how we cultivate inner peace and actually create positive change.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you notice the more you try to control things the seemingly less control you have when it comes to your relationships?