When you lose control, your instinct tells you to control whatever it is left. The problem is, often what is left does not need your control.
If your relationship is going downhill, you strengthen your grip on your kids. Do this, don’t do that, come here, go there. Of course, they don’t need any of that.
If your team is failing to meet their goals, you double down on your team members. This is wrong, we should try that, why is this happening. Of course, they don’t need any of that.
If your creativity has hit a plateau, you focus more and more on the small details. Let’s refine the tone, let’s make it perfect. Of course, the details are – in most cases – meaningless.
It’d be great if you could just let go of control in the first place, so as to not risk to lose it at any point. It would save a lot of trouble.