Think about it. From foreign events, gas prices, news, unscrupulous business people, in-laws, to the weather, and on and on. We personally can’t do a single thing about any of them, yet we spend a lot of time finding out about them and then analyzing or grousing or worrying about them. Think of all the time you would free up for doing the things you can influence – better and more productivity, improving your health, contributing in the community, spending time with kids, friends, and family, and enjoying sports, hobbies, and entertainment.
One of my goals this year is to spend less and less time on the things I can’t influence and more on the things I can. So, I’m looking forward to the reaction I get when asked “what do you think about $4 gas?” and I answer them with “I don’t really care”. Wish me luck!