As we discussed before, there is a certain level of importance when you can control your own destiny. Ask yourself the question, “Can your actions shape the course of your life?” That is why people generally feel better and happier in countires where there is freedom and liberty vs. totalitarian rule.
You need control on two levels. Know that your mind is always like a little puppy who needs to be told what to do. If you do not check it, it will grow and become a baby elephant who tramples on everything and everyone in its path.
Try to be in situations, relationships, and in jobs where you have the most autonomy and the most control over yourself and your standing within the company, and your future. Psychologists, backed by experiments, seem to demonstrate the truth that having control over one’s life and one’s future is a key ingredient to lasting happiness.