Today I’d like to bring you this wonderful quote by William Shakespeare.
It is actually my favorite. I put it right after “Fate favors the bold” and “Whatever Works”.
Really, if you sit down and think about it, how many of the problems you worried last year turned out just alright?
How many of them did you solve by worrying?
I have noticed that the more I sit and worry, the faster the problem will solve itself…
…Said no one ever!
Look at this pretty lady! She is onto something there!
Actions solve problems. And oftentimes, an imperfect solution is a lot better than no solution at all. When it comes to solutions, there are three types of them…
- Good solution. You’ve achieved what you desired!
- Bad solution. You’ve taken action and the result is not what was desired.
- No solution. It keeps hanging in the air, weighing heavily on your mind.
Number 3 is the source of many worries and is responsible for the loss of inner peace and many sleepless nights, as well as the ever-increasing abuse of sleeping pills and opiates we see nowadays.
You will say – Hey, I’ve thought about it and it’s a huge, unsolvable problem… What do you want me to do? I can’t!
Let me remind you that there are two types of objects in Physics…
-Big and distant, which look small
-Small and close, which look big
If you think too much about a problem, you focus too much on it and the more you think about it, the bigger and more unsolvable it looks.
The opposite is also true. If you don’t put much thought into it, your problem will look very small and meaningless, and its solution will appear almost trivial.
Next time you stumble upon a huge, unsolvable problem – remember this – you are overthinking it!