NATIONAL I AM IN CONTROL DAY
National I am in Control Day on March 30th reminds us of a day when things were quite out of control.
With the President being rushed to surgery on a rainy afternoon, a bullet lodged in his lung; a statement was made. “As of now, I am in control here in the White House.” Those are the words of Secretary of State Alexander Haig on March 30, 1981, after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
He was taken to task for those words by the media. Haig later explained that he only meant that he was in charge until Vice President George Bush could be sworn in. Bush was en route at the time.
Sources believe that this was the beginning of National I am in Control Day. This day has evolved and taken on a different context. It is a day to get things under control in your life on a day-to-day basis.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalIaAmInControlDay
- Take a break for a minute and evaluate your situation. Sometimes we can only take charge of the things we are in control over. Everything else we have to let go.
- Start using a daily planner
- Make lists
- Tackle one project at a time
- Learn organizational skills
- Ask for help
- Talk with someone
- Feel confident with your decisions
- Take charge of the things you can control one by one.
- Use #NationalIAmInControlDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL I AM IN CONTROL DAY HISTORY
While the day commemorates the date of Secretary Haig’s controlling words, we’ve been unable to identify the person or persons who originally began the observance.