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To Be Wise: What Should You Overlook?

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To Be Wise: What Should You Overlook?

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook”
— William James

By Ettie Rutherford
Contributing Columnist

Today’s world produces so many distractions and detours that it is a real challenge to decide what should be overlooked, versus what should be maintained as an area of concern.

If you are a person, who is quite certain about your goals, your values, and your life’s purpose, it will be much easier to decide what is of importance, versus what should be overlooked.

Since a major part of everyday living is in putting first things first, it is important to set clear priorities and boundaries in deciding what concerns are worthy of your attention, versus what must be ignored.

Consequently, you should:
> Clarify your values in order to focus on what is relevant for your life.
> Never overlook poor treatment in your family, relationships, or in the workplace.
> Expect to be criticized by those who do not agree with your area of concern.
> Do adequate preparation for dealing with negative situations that should not be overlooked.
> Ensure that your focus is of real importance, not petty annoyances.
> Ignore those, who strive to prevent you from highlighting relevant issues that must be confronted. And
> Seek assistance from those who share your values.

Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at ettie@womenrworthy.com

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