I learned about the concept of working within your sphere of influence only fairly late in life. Turns out that it’s an important concept to help you figure out what’s doable and when to let things go and perhaps more importantly to assess why projects/initiatives are not moving forward as you wish and what role you plan in this or in fact could play.
The value added in this article for me is that it takes the idea to other dimensions by raising:
– reminder of the utility of challenging your perception of whether something is within your circle of influence. If something isn’t within you circle of influence, is there a workaround to get you where you want to go that is within?
– even if something is within your circle of influence, ask yourself, is it worth your energy to influence it?
– if you can’t figure out if something is within your circle of influence ask someone (simple but brilliant).