Rule #9: Be Serene

Rule #9 – Be Serene

Among the regrets I harbor regarding how I have spent my adult life, there’s one that stands out: I wish I had not spent so much time worrying.

I have worried about the past, the present, and the future. I have worried about what might happen. I have worried about what might not happen. I confess that during those times when I have not been in a state of worry, I have actually worried that I must be missing something.

A time-honored antidote to worry comes in the form of the Serenity Prayer. It has certainly helped me.

I also really like baseball great Mickey Rivers’ articulation of the very same sentiment:

“Ain’t no use worrying about things you got control over, cause if you got control over them, ain’t no sense worrying. And there ain’t no sense worrying ’bout things you ain’t got control over, cause if you got no control over ’em, ain’t no sense worrying ’bout ’em.”

So don’t worry about it. Onward, Malcolm Gauld