Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.

Theodore N. Vail

If you need proof that our worries are unnecessary...write down the biggest worries you have right now, and put them in a calendar or someplace you can retrieve them 6 to 12 months from now. You'll find on looking back that your fears were unfounded, new ones came up to replace them, and they failed to materialize as well.

In the meantime, worry is a stressful, unproductive, disease-carrying burden that cuts you off from living the life you want.

We as humans can handle anything that comes before us, as long as we face it, identify it, chop it up into manageable pieces and chew it up. It's the unseen, imagined, make believe stuff that will suck you down into a black hole and steal your spirit...

Don't let it...write down the worries, put them in a box and look later.

When something is tangible, in front of you, and is an obstacle to be overcome...it then becomes a project, a challenge, your opponent, the monkey to get off your back.

The trick is, the sooner you realize that overcoming these obstacles is what gives life texture and fulfillment, the closer you get to becoming the kind of person who banishes worry with the only weapon that will work...action.

The most rewarding lifestyle, in my opinion, is to be too busy living life to worry.

Try it just for today and see how you like it...now go jump start your day.

1 comment:

  1. DJSG, interesting timing. I gave a tip of the day today that said "I read once that worry doesn't change tomorrow, but it ruins today. This is true and so relevant to the current economic situation. Instead of expending mental energy on worry, expend it on something that makes a difference".

    Great minds think alike!

    I love this:

    "The most rewarding lifestyle, in my opinion, is to be too busy living life to worry."

    Fantastic advice.