The Waste of Worrying
"I have been through some terrible things in my life...some of which actually happened" (Mark Twain)
How much time have we spent worrying about things that haven't happened, that have little chance of happening, that may never actually happen?
Sure, worrying can be useful to keep us on guard and attuned to the risks of any given situation.
But not when it takes over our ability to think clearly, to function effectively, to drive our work forward thoughtfully.
Certainly, we shouldn't make the situation better than it is.
But let's not make it worse than it is either.
Because so much of the time, the problem is simply in our head.
Let's focus on what's ahead of us, what we can manage, what we can realistically influence.
Let's take control of our heads.