The Control-Concern-Focus Principle


Life is filled with things we care about. But rarely can we fully control them.

Similarly, there are many things we can influence. But only a few of them matter.

Pouring energy into the uncontrollable and focusing on the irrelevant is equally wasted effort.

Effective living demands we focus where our concern and control intersect.

It’s not just about one or the other. It’s about both.

Engage with what you care about AND where you can make a difference.

The rest is noise.

Here are 3 other concepts you might benefit from:

The Streetlight Effect

Via Negativa

Causal Reductionism