The government of the world’s most powerful nation has been on hold for over a week now. Government shutdown – so dramatic, right? There’s plenty of drama going around. Republicans hate Democrats. Democrats hate Republicans. The new health care act will bankrupt us. The new heath care act will give coverage to the millions of citizens who have no health care at all. Blah, blah, blah, blah….the drama in Washington and across the United States is incessant.
But…..does it have to be? Does the drama add any value? Could you best be served by keeping your focus and energy on what you can do each day that helps you achieve what you most want for your life?
If you are a mother, can you drop the drama and instead walk your child to the park for fresh air and some laughter. If you are a father can you turn off the constant harping on the news and help your child decide what to be for Halloween? If you are an employer can you focus on better customer service and employee management rather than wasting time being fearful and gossiping with your buddies at lunch about politics? If you are a partner in a relationship, can you help your significant other put down her anxiety?
Politicians have shown the American people that they will go to any lengths to discredit each other, but not to any lengths to solve, collaboratively, the situations that our country faces. None of us need to know any more than that or waste any more time listening to justifications and excuses.
I believe that our health and well being comes from within and from what we share, through love, with each other. No one is responsible for my personal economic plan but me. Rather than politicians, each of us is 100% responsible for creating our own safety net of income, insurance, opportunities, well-being, and wealth.
The less we buy into political drama the more opportunity we have to see clearly what we need to do in our own lives that gives us the freedom that our country was founded on. Listen to your inner voice, consciously say no to drama in the news or over your back fence. Be a model for working collaboratively with others. It’s up to us to teach leadership to our children, to show them what it is and how to become a leader. Drama doesn’t serve up a positive result. Ditch it.