Can You Control Anything?

In the movie, Days of Thunder, Nicole Kidman yells at Tom Cruise: “Control is an illusion you infantile egomaniac. Nobody controls anybody!”

Tom Peters published this quote in his 1994 book The Pursuit of Wow!

Do you agree? Can you really control anyone? If you are a parent you have probably already learned the very limited degree to which you control a child – and no matter how old that child is your illusion of control will diminish with each passing day.

We also do not control employees, employers, colleagues, partners, customers, vendors or bankers. We are lucky if we control ourselves.

However, we can influence others. The human power of influence can be quite powerful. What is real difference between influence and power over someone?

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.