Focus on what you can control.
During the last few years, I have tried to exercise most days of the week. While at “Boot-camp” class one morning, I was describing my routine of Spinning and doing Boot-camp several days a week. The instructor, thinking I was training for some kind of race asked “What are you training for?”
Checking the weather? Guess what—you’re using a model. While models can be useful for gaining insights that can help us make good decisions, they are inherently incomplete simplifications of reality.
Seeing all the recent headlines about the sudden downturn in the stock market has transported me back to February of 2009, when I was close to despair. It’s striking how different I feel now.