I was reading a post by a revered entrepreneur Rich Christiansen about Les Miserables and how Javert could not let go of his frustrations and need to chase Jean ValJean. His words reminded me of something that a very wise mentor once shared with me before I got married:
“Remember those three simple words and most things that bother you in marriage will make much more sense. … ‘It doesn’t matter’”
This of course is not encouraging apathy but rather suggests a prioratizing of what really matters in life.
A little thought that could also apply to Richard’s simple four words,Give it up already!
This rule applies in start-ups, interpersonal or partnership relationships and of course the daily grind of operations management.