[Non-O moment #3] “It is what it is.”

by | Apr 25, 2024

( A message for you addressing my flagship concept: finding Non-Overwhelm. Enjoy! )



You know I’m all about getting away from the world-won’t-revolve-without-me mindset. It almost killed me, and I don’t want that to happen to you. (See chapter 2 in my book.)

Let me tell you how I recently fell back into this bad habit.

 [Non-O moment #3] “It is what it is.”

I heard a presenter say our lives resemble a highway. He suggested that – although we stay observant – we remember this: we can only control what we do in our lane. And it’s the same thing with life. We can’t control everything.

Ooo. Ouch.

Recently, I’ve been trying to fix two things and asking:

• “Why is a friend ghosting me? I have no idea what I’ve done to offend.”
• “Why has my credit card been charged twice for a billing error I tried to fix?”

More about these in a moment.

When is it time to move on?

I adopted the phrase “It is what it is” and I’ll move on soon.
How can I do that?

Because … when there’s nothing more we can do, guess what?
There’s nothing more we can do.

Give it your best, and then …

… give it up. (Gulp!)

• The friend? I’m giving it one more try. Then I’m done.
• The credit card company? If it isn’t corrected next month, I’m done.

Unfortunately, both could result in a financial hit, but I’ve been there before. I published an article about an expensive mess I non-overwhelmed. You might find it helpful if you’re in an I-can’t-believe-this-is-happening debacle.

Sometimes, leaving something behind builds a whole new level of non-overwhelm.
Trust me on this!

Instantly download your “It is what it is” reminder

I hope you’ll post this little piece of art where you can see it every day.
In true geek fashion, mine is taped to one of my monitors 😎
(Depending on how my week is going, it may even display as my monitor’s wallpaper.)


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Kathie York is the Queen of Non-Overwhelm and your Goals Accountability instructor. She helps you reach peace and calm in your business and/or life. In 2022, Kathie launched her practical Goals Accountability Blueprint training. Click here for more info!


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