Control what you can, ignore what you can't

I'm Baz and I help companies that do site-visits eliminate their paperwork so that they can get paid quicker and save time and money.

I've stopped watching or reading the news.

It just annoys me.

You see, all this stuff happens around the world. Some of it is fantastic, some of it is horrible. The news practically shouts it at you all the time, like it's the most important thing that's ever happened.

But how important is it really?

Most of the stuff that's happened today - what impact has it had on your life?

There's stuff that is important to me - how much time I spend with my family, how I've interacted with my staff, how much work we've got done, whether I've been paid, whether I managed to tire my dog out on his walk, if I need to buy petrol for the car.

None of that is on the news. And if it were (for example, the price of petrol), what could I do about it? Nothing.

So why worry about it?

I've only got a limited amount of time on this earth. I'm going to spend it on the things that matter, the things I can influence and the things I love. And just ignore the rest.

Rahoul Baruah

Rahoul Baruah

Rubyist since 1.8.6. Freelancer since 2007, dedicated to building incredible, low-cost, bespoke software for tiny businesses. Also CTO at Collabor8Online.
Leeds, England