Tuesday, 27 January 2009

It looks good from this angle

If you have a tendency to worry yourself sick, you won't lack opportunities these days. Did you borrow too much money? Are interest rates too high at this moment? Should you rather wait before you commit to buy a house? And if you wait, then for how long?

On the other hand, some people seem to be blessed with innate insouciance about potential catastrophes. When bad breaks do happen, like divorce or losing a good job for no reason, these people immediately get back on their feet, dust off their jackets, shrug their shoulders, and move on to the next thing.

"That job was giving me too much stress anyway," they would comment, as they open their Internet browser and begin their search for a new position. Most of us have not been born with that golden attitude, but through regular practice, we can learn to desensitize ourselves from useless worrying.

Instead of looking back, let us focus on the future. Counting our losses should be only a preparation for making a bold move towards the next profits. Let's train our eyes to look at reality from the right angle. Living is more than merely existing. The opposite of death is action.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Chris Fleming under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]