When It Becomes Appropriate To Simply Quit Thinking About Things And Just Work
I have been completely obsessed with too many things recently. I try to determine the direction of our stock market in the short term and long term. I try to figure out the direction of our country. I try to find new business ideas so that I can build up a huge business from scratch. I try to find new ways to do my work and make my company better. I stay up at night thinking about this crap. I stare off into space thinking about it instead of listening to the person across the table from me during a meal. It’s time for me to relax.
The World Is Going To Take A Certain Direction Independent Of Me
No matter what I say or do, the inertia of our society, our country, our world will move it forward in the direction it is heading. I can’t stop it and I can’t really alter its course. Obsessing over whether we’re heading towards hyperinflation or a severe recession and trying to position myself accordingly is probably a waste of time. We’re probably headed towards neither.
Taking Control Of What I Can Take Control Of
There are way too many things out there I can’t control. For example, who is elected president in a few weeks or what Apple’s earnings and guidance will look like in a few hours. What I can control is how productive I am during business hours. How hard do I work? How productive am I?
It’s time to stop thinking so much and put my head down and get more work done, more efficiently.
I’m 26 years old. I am going to bust my butt at my job, at being a good family man, at living a disciplined life and at my other pursuits such as this blog. When I’m 30, the things I work hard at will bear fruit. The stock market may or may not go up by then. Our country may become socialist or it may start the next capitalist driven run of prosperity. Who knows? I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say during the ride.