July 2, 2011
Is it too easy to take refuge behind a statement that something is out of your control?
My husband has pointed out to me a new phrase that seems to be particularly popular these days: “It is what it is.”
I can see that this phrase can help us accept what is true in our lives instead of batting our heads against the wall demanding life be something it is not.
On the other hand, I suspect that it is easy to use that phrase, or a related one of “It’s out of my control” as an excuse.
What do you think? Have you ever given up on a job by saying that something was out of your control when it wasn’t?