To protect ourselves, we must accept that most of life is beyond our control. If we don't learn that we court disaster. Our grandiosity might destroy us.
I counsel clients with control issues to realize that we only control ourselves. That is, if we're lucky.
For years I controlled my life so well that I became addicted. My home was prison or jail. For about a year I was in a state mental hospital. I lost businesses. Got divorced. Went bankrupt.
When a counselor pointed out that I controlled things so well that I nearly killed myself, I had to agree. I couldn't deny the trail of evidence I left behind.
Once I figured out that God would let me know when he needed my help running things, life got much easier.