The “Controllables”

Okay, so I know just about everyone out there is talking about the election this week  and by the time you read this it will be over… hopefully! Not to add to all the traffic on this but I can’t help it. By day, I work in finance and if you’ve been watching the stock market this past week or month or quarter, it’s been a bit of a ride to say the least. By night, I’m a writer and well, there is no getting around that fact that this election is overwhelming and stressful to many to say the least.

Here is the thing though-at the end of the day, we can only control what we can control and we have to be okay with that. And to many of us, it is a surprise just how much we can control. In finance, we talk a lot about risk and reward and market timing and focusing on the variables we can try to eliminate, like some of the costs in investing.

When it comes to the state of our country we can get out and support the causes we are passionate about, we can vote and influence others to vote but at the end of the day we can’t rein in every single ripple effect from any possible outcome. We can’t control the markets or beyond and we don’t have a crystal ball to tell us how this is all going to turn out. I’m not saying we need to turn a blind eye-absolutely not! However, we do need to stop stressing out about every possibility that could arise over the next few months or years. Choose the issues or the big concerns, research them, find the truth (I say this as there is so much bias our there)  and share your views with others. Teach others. And for those of you out there who are passionate about writing, use your passion and skillset to help you.

That’s it for this week. Happy writing to you all!

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