#1: Ask “Will it Matter in Five Years”?When I’m anxious about something, this is what I often ask myself. Almost always, the answer is that it won’t matter in a week, let alone in five years.
Some days – even some moments – are life-changing. You’ve probably been through some of these – like exams, job interviews, the decision to get married, or buying a house.
Most of what we worry about, though, is fleeting and trivial. Maybe you’ve made a mistake at work, or you’ve had a dinner crisis which means your family is eating pizza for the third time in three days. It’s really not worth stressing yourself over.
I guess that there are things that are quite trivial. I never thought of it that way. I have been stuck living in the past. Today is just a new day. It is passing away. Tomorrow is the real gift.