“locus of control is the degree to which people believe that they have control over the outcome of events in their lives, as opposed to external forces beyond their control.”
Funny how I’ve just kind of fallen into these things lately, honestly with absolutely no purpose towards it and yet I find the knowledge very helpful. Yesterday I came accros this and while I vaguely remember learning about this a while ago it’s nice to see how I personally utilize this to my benefit.
I took the test here. I am very much an external locus of control person, but (and here is the great catch) I chose whatever locus I need to to turn the situation into a positive one. Let me explain. So here is the basic theory in diagram format.
Here is an example I can very much relate to.
I actively choose to believe whatever “good” locus I can easily fall into. I have vacillated between internal and external. Funny that in the above very appropriate example I do not ever allocate blame to myself “it’s my fault”. That’s not really in my vocabulary, because truly how much in life can we take the entire blame for? There are almost always extenuating circumstances and other people involved. Now this is not to say nothing ever is my fault and I have no control over anything.
It’s simply me choosing whatever I have to think to be at peace with the situation and let myself be happy. I guess I’ve kind of perfected that and these are simply the tricks I utilize to get that done. Hope you see the benefit to this info as well.
Busy day today. I have my first “spa package” client, a man at that…which I find oh so interesting and honestly a tiny bit less intimidating. Men are a little less judgy and less into spa days in general, so my best effort should be good, but I will ask for feedback later on just to ensure it was indeed worthwhile for him. I’m actually very excited about it.
It’s a beautiful day here, hopefully wherever you are it is too. Happy Saturday!!