Are there important “things” in life that if you care less about them you will be happier? If so, what are those things for you? –@jameskford
Of course! I outline this somewhat in my post “Stop Listening” http://bit.ly/sVdXKo. Try this exercise: Imagine a point when you were a kid when you were happy. At that point, what did you not care about?
A) I never cared about the news
B) Or the economy
C) Or gossip news
D) Very little about prime time TV (well, “Fantasy Island” on Saturday nights at 10pm I would look forward to)
E) I never cared about Europe
F) I never cared about sports (unless I was gambling but then I stopped gambling)
G) I certainly never cared about stocks.
Well, one can say, now you have responsibilities. Do I? I do care about my kids. But I still don’t need to care about the economy or Europe for the reasons outlined in another question.
I will never care about who is President. Not a single politician has ever made me happier or sadder. So I don’t care who is elected ever.
I don’t care what people think of me. This sounds harsh. I do, in fact, want people to like my writing. But, if someone is a jerk then I certainly don’t care what they think of me. And if someone is a good person and doesn’t like me well, then, there’s nothing I can do about it. Good thing there’s seven billion other people on the planet.
I try to never worry about going broke. When all you do is think of the ways you will go broke, you will go broke. But what I do is I know that if I network as much as possible and come up with good ideas for the people I network with and have the ability to discern who is worthwhile working with and who is not then I know I can always come back from zero. I’ve done it three times! This is a function of staying healthy in every way.