Are you worried about the wrong stuff?
Posted by Meg Bear on February 5, 2009
I’m probably not alone in the need to remind myself that the problems I’m worried about most, are usually me looking at the small problems.
A great example was given on the Daily Show (yes, I get my news from the Daily Show and my humor from Fox News and/or MSNBC these days, but that’s an entirely different blog post) interview of Lawrence Lindsey .
Lindsey gave some excellent examples about how our outrage at waste in the economic bailout, while important morally and ethically, is not substantive to the actual solution. In other words we are focused on the small (1%) problem and not the big one.
So time to ask yourself what about in your own life? Are you putting your energy on the big things or are you focused on the 1% noise? I have to go old school on this one, and suggest to you that you listen to Bill Murray when he explains to you that it just doesn’t matter. Honestly.
Time to put your energy on the stuff that matters and let go those battles you cannot win. When you decide what matters be sure to make sure that you’ve considered your perspective. Narrow thoughts lead to narrow solutions. Time for big thinking people.