This seems to be a mantra in my life lately. I’m having to reconsider all sorts of things that I am putting energy into that maybe I should have left alone. So far it has earned me a public chastisement, a bunch of defensive rhetoric and a reputation for being a troublemaker.
I care about these issues. But maybe I shouldn’t. I find myself wondering how important these issues really are.
I ask myself, will this be an issue in 30 days? Yes, unfortunately. If things stay on course, will it affect me and my family? Yes. Is it sucking my energy? Absolutely. Is it worth the attack on my centeredness? No.
It is important. But there comes a time to distance myself from toxic energy and organization blunderings and choose to be happy. It no longer matters that I still believe, inuterrably, that I am right. I have to get some distance so that I can recover my equanimity.
So if you are facing something where you are going up against a wall, ask yourself How Important Is It? Is it worth the cost to yourself?
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