"He who conquers others is strong. He who conquers himself is mighty," Lao Tzu
I love this Tao saying because it suggests a truth about our own power, a power that we can lose sight of if we focus too much on the external. Controlling others is a lose-lose proposition. Controlling the self, well, it's win-win. Not easy by any means but for sure a win-win.
The idea is to turn your gaze inward and discover stillness, flow, creativity and beauty. Break habits that no longer serve you. Create new ones that help you reach your greatest potential.
Yea, we can turn our focus on conquering others and the world outside of us, but in the end, we all return to the self, a self that is majestic, wondrous and yes, mighty. And waiting...
This I know for real... getting acquainted with me is most marvelous adventure. Like, how exciting is it that there is no one else on this planet that is like me.
Be fearless in your quest. Stay positive.