The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a self-help book first published way back in 1989
It’s famous for being one of the most successful personal development books ever published…
…and has sold more than 25 million copies to date.
(If you haven’t read this book then do yourself a favor and put it on your list).
It’s packed with dozens of nuggets of timeless wisdom.
The most powerful of these is a concept known as the circles of concern and control. This concept is fairly easy to understand. It basically states that you should stop worrying about things which are outside of your control. If something doesn’t directly affect or concern you then simply stop caring about it. One area where you can immediately put this into practice is the news.
You see, there’s no denying that we live in a crazy world.
But one of the best things you can do is to simply stop caring.
This is harder said than done.
After all, the news is highly addictive.
In fact, most people start their days by consuming some type of news media.
Instead focus 100% on your life and your business.
Concern yourself only with things you can directly control.
While this might seem like a trite piece of advice it really isn’t.
Far too much of our mental energy is taken up with things that don’t affect us.
But the unfortunate reality is that success takes enormous amounts of hard work.
This means you absolutely cannot afford to waste your time on things that don’t matter…
…and are beyond your control.
Turn off the news…
…and start working on your life.