The power is in your response.
No one is exempt from having life happen to them. There are times where we only have the power to respond to the cards we've been dealt.
It's tempting to want to control the happenings of life and then become frustrated that things are not going the way we intended them to. Instead, use your energy to decide how you will respond to what life has handed you.
I take the responsibility for all interactions by reminding myself that it does not matter what happens, what matters is how I respond.
Don't give your power away by constantly reviewing hypothetical scenarios. When responding you can either ignite a fire or extinguish it.
You have the power - are you going to use it or forfeit it by responding without purpose?