Circle of Concern / Circle of Control

The Circle of Influence & Circle of Control:

Knowing WHEN and WHERE to Take Initiative

To become more self-aware and make better self-management decisions, we should know where we can best focus our time and energy. We do this by identifying what is in our “Circle of Concern,” what is in our “Circle of Influence” and what is in our “Circle of Control.”

Circle of control

We all have many things in life about which we have concern but no influence. Some things we can influence, but not control. And other things we can control.

Circle of Concern / Circle of Control