Duke Ellington said, “There are two kinds of worries – those you can do something about and those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter.”
I find myself reciting The Serenity Prayer more and more these days. It reminds me to separate the things I can do something about from those things over which I have zero control.
We find insight to the way Jesus handled important situations in John’s Gospel. Jesus said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day” (John 9:4).
Every day, we should do two things:
- Identify the areas where we can be productive and make a difference.
- Forget about everything else.
Today might be a good time to start. I suggest you take a moment and jot down one or two things you need to let go, and one or two things that deserve your immediate attention.
Recovery Step: Once you have identified an area in your life you can do something about, get started.