Another article from my friend Tedd about the importance of focusing on the things you can control. It brought to mind the “Serenity Prayer”.
The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Does this sound familiar? “It doesn’t matter how hard I work – the bills just keep piling up; the cost of living and the stock market are killing me; the politicians are ruining everything.” If you’ve ever had these or similar thoughts, then you must feel powerless over your financial well-being. This is sad, for it is unnecessary to feel like you have no control. Our information culture offers a range of financial data and “advice”, ostensibly to help you take control of your financial life. Perhaps you listen to the daily (or maybe even hourly) market reports. Perhaps you are concerned that the Fed is changing interest rates. Perhaps you care about the pundits’ predictions as to what the economy will do over the next quarter, or year, as if what they think matters. Perhaps you even read books on investing, and there certainly are enough of those to keep one busy. ….
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