Circle of Concern vs. Circle of Influence

The outer circle is your Circle of Concern, representing all the things you are concerned about, ranging from the electricity bill to the threat of nuclear war. Inside this circle is the smaller Circle of Influence, which represents all the things you can actually do something about.

Proactive people focus on their Circle of Influence, choosing to work on the things within their control. This results in their Circle of Influence expanding.

Reactive people focus on their Circle of Concern, fretting over things they cannot alter. This results in their Circle of Concern expanding.

Whatever Circle you feed with your attitude, it will grow.

Choose wisely.