Since the start of the year there has been an increased and intensifying focus on the United States election and rightfully so. As human beings have proven time and time again we demand change and are forced to adapt to it whether we like it or not.
While this may seem like a fantastic opportunity to bring about solutions to challenges that are being experienced by a country and its people, this is not the path that an election year tends to take. Instead, we, as inherently selfish human beings, start to focus on what we believe would be best for “ourselves” instead of the country. Now – I’m not throwing stones in glass houses here but let’s call a spade a spade. What tends to happen is people become so passionate about their beliefs which are usually rooted in their own personal desires that anyone who opposes them becomes an enemy and a debate partner.
Now I know what you’re thinking, “how is all of this costing me money?” Allow me to explain.
You see right now at this very second you are reading this article which is providing a point of view. You are more than likely reading it because you are all amped up and ready to share your retort with others in the event my point of view conflicts with yours. If this turned out to be the case you would then spend valuable time that you will never get back expending energy on sharing your opinions instead of taking action towards things that are directly in your control, like your career.
Look, it’s important for you to understand what your presidential candidates stand for so you can make an informed decision, but there is a greater understanding that must be achieved. The understanding is that all you are in control of is your own vote, period. Once that vote of yours is cast, you have no more control in the outcome of the situation.
Astonishingly, there is only one president in the history of the United States who ever won 100% of the vote; Washington. Every other president was voted in with a certain number of people being left very upset with the country’s decision. Just think about how many people were upset living through two full terms of George W. Bush when he won both elections with just over 50% of the vote.
This means that no matter what your point of view is, or whom you decide to support, there is a solid possibility you will not be happy with the outcome of the election, so get over it.
I share this with you because it is vitally important that you understand the value of your time. We all have the same 24hrs in a day to bring about success in our lives and we can’t afford to be wasting time and energy on things that are out of our control. What is in your control is your vote – make a decision on it, commit to it, and move on.
Conversely, you are fully in control when it comes to your career and how you utilize your time while at work. This is why you should focus on expending your time and energy on actions and conversations that will increase your production and income instead of expending your energy debating your political beliefs with others.
Staying focused on things that are in your control like your production levels at work will deliver far more revenue and opportunity than debating one of Donald’s or Hillary’s policies ever will. Each 20 minute debate you have with a co-worker is 10 more phone calls that could have been made to drum up more business – you get the idea. The number one reason they are costing you money is because of the distraction that is created by focusing on these things which are out of your control.
Being passionate about important issues is an admirable character trait which you should hold on to dearly, but, if you want Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton to stop costing you money than I encourage you to plow your own field and let the country take care of itself!
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