All of us have two types of situations in our lives,
- which we can control (directly or indirectly)
- which we can not control.
(You may first like to know What is Stoicism?)
Most of the time, we worry about the type of problems that we can’t control.
While apparently, it should be otherwise.
A market crash is not in your hands; searching for value stocks to invest is.
Your grandpa’s cancer treatment is not in your hands. But you can love and support him more, right? Maybe that’s all he needs at the moment.
If you do your part of the job, and it still goes wrong, there is no need to worry. Instead, there’s a need to move on and keep doing your part of the job.
As aptly told in Bhagavad Geeta, “not to worry or desire for the result but perform one’s Karma.”
That’s what stoicism is. Stoicism is doing your part of the job, without worrying about the results.
(It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be result-oriented.)
It means you shouldn’t be too much affected by either the most positive or the most negative results.
The peace of mind should always be your priority.