Think about how many hours you’ve wasted over the years worrying about investment markets, or trying to predict what might happen next. That private angst when your numbers wobbled. Can you name one time when you’ve gained by obsessing like this?
There’s no doubt we could all benefit from adopting an ostrich mindset.
The myth is that the ostrich buries her head in the sand to hide when she’s threatened. That’s only part of the story. What she’s actually doing is tending to the eggs she has laid in a shallow hole in the ground—turning them over in the nest with her beak.
We spend a lot of time thinking about how to change things that are often out of our control, instead of taking action on the things we can influence and impact. We only begin to make progress when we stop trying to control the outcome.
Financial outperformers get there because they start walking the path—they don’t waste time directing energy toward things they can’t change or influence.
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