Christina Rossini in “The Millennial Corner”
(note from Randy: Christina is a participant in our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis, and a high-energy thinker and leader. Read about her at her LinkedIn page by clicking here).
Have you worried yet today? It sounds ridiculous, but it’s something most of us do every day, with such frequency, that it starts from the time we wake up and we often end our days doing it.
In fact, I can’t think of anything else that we do so much of that accomplishes absolutely nothing. What else do we do that yields a net zero result–or worse, a negative result, due to stress and negative mental energy?
The human psyche is wired for progress. We work toward something, taking the necessary steps to advance achievement. We don’t include as a step in the plan “Worry about this”, yet it always seems to creep itself into our flowchart. Why?
We must manage our worry, otherwise it manages us.
What would happen if the next time we have a challenge, we do our part, and then we say out loud, “I’ve done all I can and I can’t control this right now”? We start to manage our worry out of our consciousness. By saying it out loud, we hear the words “I can’t control this” and it cements that reality.
Try imagining your stress as dirt on the kitchen counter, and you wipe it clean until all the worry is gone & the counter is spotless. Putting a tactical image to physically clearing the worry helps remove it from your mind.
So, tomorrow morning when you wake-up and start thinking about things that are outside of your control, rather than get propelled into the worry cycle, consider things you can control to manage your worry. Otherwise, your worry will continue to manage you.