I don’t know if you’ve been following the presidential impeachment story at all, or if you’re only aware of it going on and trying to avoid the details, but it’s clear to everyone how much effort is being put into this and how much attention it’s being given. If you believe that the president has really done something worthy of being impeached, it’s important to make sure he is held accountable and here in this country we believe in due process, so all of the effort going into it makes sense. If you don’t think it’s worth all the effort or don’t think that he did anything wrong, you may feel that all of this is a huge waste of time and effort.
What I’ve really paid attention to is the amount of effort and attention being given this situation. As we’ve established if it’s all true then yes, it should be given attention and effort. But there are lots of other things in the world that much of the population has no idea about or doesn’t realize how serious it is or what the impact on our future could be. Thanks to the internet and number of mobile devices we’re able to spread the word much easier than before, but with the sheer amount of information shared each day, it’s very hard to get something to go viral or really alert many people to a situation.
On a much smaller scale, if we all invested the effort we put into following the impeachment proceedings or some other news-worthy situation into our lives and the challenges we face or things on our to-do list, could you imagine how much less stressed or frustrated we might be? Could you imagine how many good ideas would be created and implemented that could help solve some of the big problems people in the world are facing? Maybe for the first time we can remember in a long time, we might be confident about the state of our world and the relationships we have with the people we share it with, and the future we’re creating for our successors.
I encourage you to think about the effort you’re investing in different parts of your life and if your investments are really producing the results you desire, or if there are better ways for you to invest your time, energy and resources.