The Petty Things, and how not to sweat them.

22 07 2016

“Concentration is a fine antidote to Anxiety.” ~ Jack Nicklaus

I don’t know if everyone is like me, but when I have something that is POTENTIALLY going to happen, I worry a lot more about the issue than when it already has.  I come up with plan A’s, B’s, and C’s about stuff that may or may not happen.  Once something does, I’m more like, “OK, here’s what we do to put out that fire.”  Concentration on real issues is a better use of your time than anxiety over possible ones, right?

Leaders, anxiety happens.  Try not to be as crazy as I am and spend too much energy worrying about things  that may never happen.  Yes, it’s all of our jobs to worry.  We need to think about the consequences of business, and how to mitigate the worst of them.  But in the end, “stuff happens”.  Decide on your course of action, plan on the most likely down-sides of the action, then move forward.  It’s not like there’s more decisions to be made and consequences to be dealt with.  So don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.  J Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend!

Speaking of antidotes…


Rubes cartoons used with permission.




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