Why You Should Be a Control Freak

“I don’t need to be the smartest person in the room — I don’t even need to be right — but I do need to control.” — Grant Cardone

William Ballard, MBA
12 min readJul 27, 2022


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I was inspired to write this article after reading the 11th chapter of Grant Cardone’s book, “Be Obsessed or Be Average,” (AFF) which was a relatively short chapter, but still well worth reading.

“The only people who don’t like control are those who don’t have control or who have misused it in the past.” — Grant Cardone

Look, let’s be real… Most people view being a control freak as a negative thing, but the truth of the matter is that the real negative is being out of control.

I’m sure you can agree with that point, at least to a certain degree, right?

I mean, what you don’t want is to be out of control.

Why is that?

Well, because being out of control will always lead to chaos and destruction.

You see, a lot of people seem to have this belief that if there was no government or no set of rules or laws to live by, that’s what they would consider true freedom.

But, of course, you and I know different. We know that without these particular parameters in place what will actually come of it is an increase in violence, and a rise in savage behavior, which will ultimately lead to a set up of vigilante-type groups.

Now, understand this: These vigilante groups are nothing more than out-of-control individuals trying to create something they know nothing about — control and true freedom.

You see, most people operate from a false paradigm or a type of faulty programming. In other words, to be out of control and in complete chaos is not freedom at all, but actually a type of bondage.

To Love is To Be IN Control; To Hate is To Be OUT of Control

Actually, let me give that last point to you another way… You see, in the religious/spiritual world I hear a lot of people say that they don’t want to go to church or be a Christian because they don’t want…



William Ballard, MBA

Business coach, marketing consultant, and creative entrepreneur. I help writers get their work noticed and get paid what they are worth: https://bit.ly/3M9ztvm