7 ways to put yourself in control of your fate

07/18/2011 | Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

Feeling like you're at the mercy of external forces can lead to frustration at work, but you can take steps to alleviate this feeling by setting achievable daily goals and imagining how a situation could be worse, Alexandra Levit writes. "If a thought such as 'I'm helpless and there's nothing I can do' finds its way into your head, quickly dispose of it by focusing on what you can do to better the situation," she suggests.

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