There’s a famous letter by author F. Scott Fitzgerald to his daughter that discusses this very subject. He tells her to worry about courage, cleanliness, efficiency, and horsemanship. He tells her a while string of things not to worry about ranging from popular opinion to mosquitos. You can read the entire letter here.
I have to admit that the first three things to worry about are still terrific today but most of us no longer own horses so that last one may not apply.
Courage: This could be starting your own business, launching a new product, making a move across the country, changing your life or career, standing up for what you believe and more. It’s a pretty good and worthy worry list item.
Cleanliness & Efficiency: While Mr. Fitzgerald separated these two items, as a productivity expert, I can tell you they go hand in hand. Keeping your work, your desk, your home, your closet, and your calendar in good working order will contribute to your efficiency.
Until next time …