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Life Advice for Teens

If You Can't Control It, Let It Go

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By Kevin McMullin on December, 18 2018 | 1 minute read

In my experience, the students and parents who enjoy and emerge successfully from the college application process focus on the parts that they can control, and—as much as possible—let everything else go.

And even though I wish that positive psychologist Shawn Achor had shared some of his extensive research in his article, Why You Shouldn’t Worry About the Things You Can’t Control, it's still worth reading his books or listening to his TED Talk.

He offers a scientifically proven way to lower stress and increase both happiness and success (not bad, right?).


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