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So, today is National I Am in Control Day. Though you may not be aware of what this day means; let’s look back to 1991 when there was an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Regan. At the same time, the Secretary of State, Alexander Haig said, “I am in control here”.

National I Am in Control Day

Although Alexander Haig’s words were taken out of context, this infamous day was born. Since 1981, this day has continued to take on a new meaning.

Of course, taking charge and being in control is a way to get things in order. For instance, if you have a lot of things going on; it is time to put things in order.

Take a deep breath!

Make choices that will benefit yourself.

Importance of Having Choices

In the same way, it is important to make decisions that feel good. Indeed, no one wants to feel like they don’t have a choice in making a decision.

Moreover, when someone has a choice; they tend to think about what their decision will mean. However, when you don’t have a choice; you may feel like you lost ground in a situation.

How to Be a Good Leader

Of course, the importance of youth in our society is a step towards independence. In fact, February is Youth Leadership Month. To learn more about the confidence that young people get by being involved in leadership; be sure to visit our Youth Leadership Month post.

In the first place, it is important that every young person feel as if they have the opportunity to participate in various programs, after-school jobs, and volunteer opportunities. When a young person has the opportunity to make choices and contribute with their school work, sports programs, and other extracurricular activities; they are able to feel much more appreciated.

Finally, when youth realize they have the power to influence their community, school, and sports team; they will feel that they have the ability to bring about positive change.

In summary, leadership allows people of all ages the ability to make decisions and work collaboratively with others.

So, finally, I am in Control Day is all about making choices to improve.