Eliminate Worry

I received several positive responses to Chris’s blog last week. Thank you. Several people asked if I would share more on leadership issues involving you the SMB software and technology leaders. You  have a complicated role in a very challenging business environment. Leadership in the software business requires flexibility and taking advantage of the right opportunities for growth. You can’t be effective if you’re worrying. My friend Bob Proctor will share with you his thinking on worry and how he deals with it.

Everyone gets the same amount of time every day. We get all there is… 24 hours… fourteen hundred and forty minutes. So, with time being such a precious commodity, why is it that so many of us spend our days worrying? Worry has almost become a national pastime for most! I suppose if we had a contract to live for a lifetime, it wouldn’t be such a big deal, but we don’t. We just have now!

Some of you may be reading this and thinking, “Yeah, he probably doesn’t have anything to worry about.” But, that’s not true. I have plenty to worry about, I just choose not to and I’d like to suggest that you follow suit and resolve right now, as you read this article, that you are not going to invest even one of those fourteen hundred and forty minutes worrying… about anything.

Clearly understand, there isn’t any situation that isn’t made worse by worry. Worry never solves anything. Worry never prevents anything. Worry never heals anything. Worry serves only one purpose… it makes matters worse. How? Well, quite simply, when you’re focused on worrying about something, you’ll never be able to focus on a solution. Be aware that your mind cannot focus on two things at the same time… it can either focus on the current situation and worry or a solution. The choice is always yours.

James Kurtz said, “If we worry, we don’t trust; if we trust, we don’t worry. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its grief, but it does empty today of its joy.”

 If you have been worrying about something or someone, you can eliminate that worry through displacement. Let its positive opposite crowd it out of your mind and then follow through with constructive action. Everything in the universe has an opposite, even your worries.

You could be worried about not having sufficient time to do some of the important things you have to do today. The truth is you do have enough time if you are willing to give up something else. The busiest person you know, yourself included, would have time to go downtown and pick up a check if you won a lottery. You might neglect doing something else to make the time, but trust me, you would get the check.

When a worry thought occupies your attention, choose the positive opposite to the worry thought and focus your attention on that. No one is without problems; they are a part of living. But let me show you how much time we waste in worrying about the wrong problems. Here are some figures I picked up years ago and I would think they’re just as valid today as they were when I first came upon them. Here is a reliable estimate of the things people worry about.

 Things that never happen – 40%;

Things over and past that can’t be changed by all the worry in the world – 30%;

Needless worries about our health – 12%;

Petty miscellaneous worries – 10%;

Real, legitimate worries – 8%.

 In short, 92% of the average person’s worries take up valuable time, cause painful stresseven mental anguish, and, for the most part, are unnecessary. Remember what Dr. Kurtz said, “Worry empties today of its joy.” Don’t worry, be happy!

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