What do you do when you see a problem coming your way? Do you catch it like a ball being thrown to you at recess? Or, do you dodge it and go on with your life? Dr. Robin says too often, too many people simply catch every ball thrown their way, and in return, they lose control over their life. "We start to give our power away, we begin to blame other people because we don't know how to self-protect," she says.
If you are about to leave for a weekend away and someone calls your phone, Dr. Robin says you should look at the caller ID. If the person on the other end on the line is going to keep you from your plans, Dr. Robin says you don't have to take their call. "You have a choice every single day of your life whether or not we catch all of the various balls that are tossed our way," she says. Determining which balls are worth catching and dropping and which should be dodged will help you in every area of your life, Dr. Robin says.
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, December 11, 2013