BET YOU CAN’T DO IT! Try to spend just 1 entire day with this singular primary function - Pay little to no attention to the things you can’t influence. BET YOU CAN’T DO IT! You won’t even come close.
Think about it. From foreign events, to gas prices, news, unscrupulous business people, rude adults, 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. The opportunities are nearly endless and very appealing.
That's why 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, along with all the positives I mentioned above, I’m looking forward to the reaction I get when asked “what do you think about $4 gas?” and I answer with “I don’t really care”. Wish me luck!