Too often, people worry about things outside their control and ignore the things within their control. The more logical thing to do is worry about (and address) the issues you can control and realize things outside of your control shouldn’t occupy as much of your thoughts or time.
An example would be the person who is constantly complaining because other people are getting raises or promotions. Rather than worrying (and complaining) about other people progressing, this person should concentrate on what they need to do to get a raise or promotion. Instead of thinking “that person isn’t so special” the thought should be “what should I do to to make myself more special?” You can’t control how someone else works, you can’t control how they are perceived by superiors but you can control your performance which would effect the way others perceive you.
While it’s important to understand what others are doing in order to learn from their experiences, learn from what others do then concentrate on your own actions.
A social worker might get frustrated dealing with the same type of problems each day but they would need to realize while they can’t always influence the big picture (meaning if they help one person, there are thousands more where they came from), their actions can have a profound effect on individuals. If they worry about the big picture, which they can’t control, they will get frustrated, but if they concentrate on each individual they can influence, they can make a big difference.
If it’s raining outside, we can’t change that and complaining about it wont do anyone any good. The thing people can change is what they wear, where they go etc
Concentrate on controlling the things you are capable of controlling and let the other things go and you will be much more successful and happier
Have a great day!