I don’t know about you guys but for me the election has been incredibly draining.
First it’s the run up to the election.
Then it’s the election itself which feels like the biggest time suck in the world and yet you’re glued to the TV and can’t turn it off.
Then comes the aftermath. Between the counting of votes, the lawsuits, the news coverage, I feel like I’m on my last breath here.
I’m exhausted. It’s that simple. And I think most of us are.
But you know what? I realized something recently. Something very simple.
No matter what I say. No matter what I do (other than vote). Not one thing is going to change the outcome of this election.
What does that mean?
It doesn’t mean I can’t be active and do my part.
It doesn’t mean I shouldn’t care.
It doesn’t mean I shouldn’t even prepare in whatever way I can.
But knowing that I can’t control this thing is a freeing feeling.
The recognition of what’s out of your control is always a freeing feeling if you just allow yourself to feel.
It’s also a huge time saver. And you guys know how big I am on saving time and being more productive.
It all comes down to this
Time is always running out on us.
Whether I leave off the news on 24/7, or choose to do something else, the election outcome will not change.
So why check on it every single minute of every single day?
Why waste 500 instances of stress inducing drama when I could have played with my kids?
When I could have hugged my wife?
When I could have written a valuable piece of content and made an interesting video for my fans?
Why didn’t I do any of these things?
Honestly, I don’t know. I wish I did know, but I don’t.
The reality is that every single day we live, we are dying. It’s a literal fact.
Doesn’t mean you need to jump out of plane to feel alive every 6 seconds.
That’s not reality either.
Adventure seeking can be dangerous and unwise.
But the knowledge that time is running out does mean that each moment should be valued.
Each moment should be seen as an important piece to the entire construct of our lives.
If we can tighten life up to moments and the importance of these moments, the bigger picture will fall into place.