Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Say What?

There is a concept in psychology called the "locus of control". Basicly, if you have an external locus of control, you believe things happen to you. If you have an internal locus of control, you believe you control your own fate.

I had a job one time working with six other trainers preparing CETA workers to find jobs. One of the things we talked about was the locus of control. One day, I overheard one of the trainers explaining that one of the participants had an external locust of control.

And about a decade later, I was reading a magazine article about an American guru. One of his students told the author that he had helped her find her lotus of control.


kenju said...

I guess whatever works for you is fine....LOL

Ginnie said...

I've found, after a lifetime of trying to control things other than myself and finding that it never worked, that I just let things flow. If I do the next right thing the whole thing seems to work out.
A nice post. Thanks.

Uncivil said...

I think most people are just plain Loco, and they want to control other people!

Kay Dennison said...

I think a lotus of control is much prettier . . . LOL