Schedule a Meeting

What, Me Worry?

Image 3

Confession: I worry. A lot. Always have. I guess it’s because I have a future-focused natural disposition to things. So I worry about what I’m going to be doing later today, next month, next year. The problem, of course, is that it interferes with my enjoyment of the ‘now.’

I worry about what other people (and myself!) are doing for their future. Which is a good thing in my line of work. (I’d actually worry about this even if I wasn’t paid for it. Can’t help it.) But then I worry that people aren’t living enough for today; that they’re sacrificing too much for tomorrow. Talk about a can’t-win situation.

I worry about offending people, but can’t help that either. So I get over it. Sorry ’bout that. I worry about mistakes I might’ve made but don’t know. I worry about mistakes later today, next month, next year. I worry about being bored, taxes, my health. I worry about how quick the future is coming at me. I worry about typos in my emails.

But the one thing I worry most about for you is that you’re not saving enough or that you’re spending too much (yes, I worry about this for me too, but let’s focus on you here). And I worry that the political and financial porn of the day will throw you off track for your plans for the future.

You know one thing I don’t worry about? Which direction the markets are heading today, next month, next year. Ok, a little for next year. But then I realize… What’s the use in worrying about something I can’t solve.

So, I don’t know who this Shantideva person is… But, yeah, he/she has a point.

Enjoy your weekend,


P.S. I find two things that help me not worry: Meditation and tequila. Unfortunately, neither are long-lasting. Nor have I found a way to combine them effectively.

What Our Brains Want

Yes or no. Good or bad. This or that. Our brains are wired to look for easy answers. Sounds lazy,

Read Post

Speaking of Tequila

Speaking of tequila… I’ve given a lot of thought to this: No amount of investing prowess can make up for

Read Post