Easier said than done

It has always been very difficult for me to let things go, or not worry about things – of which I really have no control over.  Yeah, I know – that is very dumb of me.

I know better than anyone, that if I can’t control those things, I should just let it go, but that is easier said than done.

I hear or read about stuff, and true to my problem solving nature, begin to figure out how to fix the problem, or find a way to make it better.  That is just how I’m wired and no matter how hard I try to stop reacting that way – I can’t.

I suppose part of the issue is that once I know about it – I can’t just ignore it. Sometimes I keep my opinion to myself, but more often than not – I tell someone just what I think about the situation, along with

a) why the problem exists,

b) my idea of the solution to fix it, including what or how to do it.

After hearing or reading about a problem or situation, I usually investigate and find out more about it – that usually cements my intrigue, and then – its too late – I can’t just ignore it.

Opinions – I formulate lots of them just about for everything and anything. Sometimes, I just keep them bottled up, waiting for anyone to ask the question – So, what do you think about…

Sometimes, after doing the research, I will document my findings and creative solutions – waiting for a potential opportunity in the future to share them.

Yes, I know – it’s kind of silly isn’t it?  After all, I could just ignore the problems and not spend my time thinking about ways to fix them, and instead find a better use of my time.

But, that’s just not in my nature and I don’t think it ever will be.

Bottom line – Although it may be easier said than done, I’ve never been one to take the easy road when it comes to finding potential solutions, and if its worth doing, it is worth doing right.  Right?


2 thoughts on “Easier said than done

  1. Sounds like you might consider a new career in politics. Course that would eliminate that goal of retirement you chased for 40 years.


  2. I don’t think it’s dumb to worry about things you have no control over. I do this too. But often it’s how I process and learn from things. And I am a worry wart passed down from generations of worriers on both sides of my family. I think it is worth doing 🙂


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