Eric – I like the story about shoes in Africa. Excellent illustration. I was on a Michael Hyatt webinar sometime around last year’s election. He diagrammed what is essentially the Serenity Prayer using two concentric circles. The outside circle is you, the inside circle represents your influence. If you focus on everything outside of you, it pushes on you and shrinks you because you have no control over that. If you focus on the influence you have, that can push outwards and cause your influence to expand. So helpful given all the chaos these days…. Thanks for your article.