It's good to stay current with the news but obsessing over what you can't control just steals your focus and energy from what you can .
About a year ago, I was speaking with a prospective business owner who was trying to decide whether he should open a franchised business. He completely understood the franchise opportunity, but was worried about the “big picture” and whether larger trends in our country would allow him to be successful. His major concerns included:
The current state of US politics.
He first mentioned the dysfunctional nature of our government. He had a litany of complaints, including the fact that our politicians never seem to agree on anything. If one side says it is green, the other side says it’s orange. Promises are made and broken.