This ain't so easy...

Commercial Real Estate Agent with The Vollman Company, Inc. CABRE# 01703483

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!

Comments (4)

Jessica Holtzman
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. - Moorestown, NJ
Real Estate Agent in Southern New Jersey, CDPE

Youre right, it is hard.  It doesnt seem so bad thinking about it. Putting it into practice is entirely different!

Feb 16, 2012 11:28 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

A solid point, Dan! Let's me careful though to be sure we exert our influence on things that DO matter! To save our energy for positive things and productivity is a great idea!

Feb 16, 2012 11:47 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

The only thing I think I could do to focus on one thing and one thing only it the March Madness basketball tournament. I know that's not what you mean, but I love the first few days with all the games!

Feb 16, 2012 12:52 PM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Wow! I wonder how long I can make it. I am constantly worrying about things too big for me to influence by myself. It will be hard for me to say I don't really care. But, it is worth a try.

Good luck to you as well. Let us know how long you make it.

Jan 15, 2013 01:22 AM