Worry is a funny thing. So many people do it that
one would guess that it has some benefit. There is a great line
out of a Jimmy Buffet song that goes, "It's my job to be
worried half to death . . ." The way some people worry
one would think it is their job.
I have never been a big worrier. Somehow, early
in life, I got that worrying doesn't help much. In fact, what
I have noticed is that when I worry I become paralyzed and have
a difficult time concentrating on anything except what I am
I actually have discovered the cure for worry.
If, instead of worrying, I figure out what action, if any, I
need to take, I take the action and the worry seems to go away.
If there is nothing that I can do I simply get busy doing something,
anything that will keep me from worrying. Oftentimes what was
causing me concern takes care of itself. Or, when I least expect
it, the solution to the situation reveals itself. It is as if
not worrying about it and letting my mind relax frees me to
think of ways to solve the problem. When I am worrying, I can't
think of much else even a solution to the cause of the worry.
Action is the enemy of worry. When we get busy
resolving the problem, worry cannot take over our thoughts.
A worry free mind is clear to think of other things and sometimes
those things include a solution to the problem.
Free yourself from worry by getting busy. If you
cannot think of something to do that will directly solve your
problem simply get busy. Do something fun or even mindless like
playing solitaire. It doesn't matter as long as you stop yourself
from entertaining your worries. Once you relax and let your
mind think, you might be very surprised at the results.
Another thing that often helps us stop worrying
is to talk to someone about it. Discuss what you are concerned
about with a trusted friend, your coach, your minister or your
therapist. Discussing what we are worrying about with someone
else can help us process through our worry.
What are you worrying about? What can you do today
to stop worrying?
Daily Success Formula
Worry + Inaction = Waste of time
"Don't Worry . . . Be Happy." Bobby
"As a rule, men worry more about what they
can't see than about what they can." Julius Caesar
"Don't worry about the world coming to an
end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." Charles
"I worry about scientists discovering that
lettuce has been fattening all along." Erma Bombeck
"Stop worrying about the potholes in the
road and celebrate the journey!" Fitzhugh Mullan and Barbara
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