Who Controls You?

Who controls you?  Do you have an internal or an external locus of control?

Those who believe outside forces completely determine what will happen to them, have an external locus of control.  They view obstacles as insurmountable and believe they are unable to change their life circumstances.

Those who believe they can impact their life through their own actions, have an internal locus of control.  They are not immune to unfortunate  events, trauma, or other obstacles.  However, they focus on finding solutions to their problems.

It is important to notice, bad things happen to people in both groups.  The difference is in how they view negative events and in how they deal with the problems created by those events.


Blogging Success

How do you determine if your blog is successful?  Is there a certain number of followers you are trying to achieve?  Do you base it on the number of people that visit your blog each day?  Do you consider your blog successful if you post on a consistent basis.

I have pondered these questions and I don’t have a clear answer.  It is hard to control how many followers or visitors you have, so using stats to determine your blog success can be a bit difficult.  However, consistency is easier to determine and it may be the best way to decide if you are reaching your blogging goals.

What are your thoughts on the subject?  What does blogging success look like for you?


Control Freak Dog


Blue is an Australian Cattle Dog and he is a complete control freak.

Blue thinks other dogs should play according to his rules.  This includes his brothers and random dogs at the dog park.  If Blue doesn’t like how the other dogs are playing, he barks and runs in a circle around the dogs.  Most dogs just ignore him.  Unfortunately, he has gotten into a scuffle with strange dogs, so we end up leaving the park.

This morning Blue was barking at a thunderstorm.  I am not sure if he was mad about the noise or if he was mad because the storm was scaring his brothers.  Either way, Blue was still trying to control a thunderstorm.

Blue may be a pain sometimes, but he is the most loyal dog I have ever had.  He follows me around, his off-leash recall is phenomenal, he is very affectionate, and he is so smart it’s scary.

Blue may be a controlling, loud, and stubborn dog; however, I still love that boy.