How Big Is Your Sandpit?

Ask yourself this question:

Will what is bothering you right now be relevant in twelve months’ time?

So many people waste so much energy worrying about trivial matters that won’t be of relevance in a week, let alone a month, or God forbid, in twelve months’ time…

And if that’s the case, and I mean truly, if that is the case, then why not let the matter go through to the keeper, so to speak, right this moment, and just move on?

I see so many people give themselves a conniption worrying about minutia that in twelve months’ time will really be about as big as a pimple on an elephant’s rear side.

That’s correct.

They are worrying about things that really will be totally irrelevant in as little as a few weeks’ time.

Way back when….

I learned this lesson way back when, when I owned a couple of investment properties where the body corporates were both run by mean and nasty little old men with nothing better to do than write letters about who took a pen that went missing from a common area.

Seriously, I’ve seen grown men give themselves medical episodes controlling organisations with an annual budget of less than what a dental assistant earns to evacuate spit out of patients’ mouths.

After all, that’s a lot of small business matters that are a lot less relevant to the grand scheme of things when compared to the goings on of the United Nations… and yet people can nearly burst an artery worrying themselves to death about something that they really should just simply turn their cheek towards, and walk away.

Life is too short…

When you come across people like this, here’s what you need to do…

Go online to your nearest K-Mart or toy store and order yourself two plastic bucket and spade sets, and one indelible marker.

When those buckets and spades arrive, take the indelible marker, and on one bucket, write the name of the person or organisation that is concerning you, and then take that bucket, along with one spade, and hang it up on a hook in your shed.

Then get the other bucket and spade, pop them back in the box they were delivered to you in, and re-address the parcel and send it to the person who has caused you this concern, simply letting them know, that you’re not going to be playing in their sandpit any more.

And wish them all the best.

Life is too short to be worrying about the behaviour of these small minded people.

There’s a whole big world out there

Take a big breath, and step forward and enjoy it, and leave the small minded behind.

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