Are you a worrier by nature? Do you spend your time worrying about anything and everything that could go wrong?
I’ve been there and done that. It’s not the most pleasant or most productive use of your time.
When we worry a lot, it tends to paralyze us. We’re too worried about everything including what’s out of our control and what could go wrong. As a result, we don’t get to the important part of taking action, no matter what the goal or activity was.
The tendency to worry goes way down when we embrace living with purpose. When you know exactly what you want and have the passion for going after it, everything becomes clear.
You know what your first step is and then the next one after that. You get to work and start making progress. You keep going and keep working away to make sure you get done what you’ve set out to do.
In the end, you don’t have time to worry about all that small stuff and that’s a very good thing.
Truth is, most worrying is pointless. It uses up brain space and energy that would be much better spent other places. That doesn’t help you much when you’re busy worrying about anything and everything.
What will help you is shifting your focus, your energy, and your passion. Instead, aim them toward something more productive – your purpose.
When you find your purpose and make it an integral part of your life, you’ll be much too busy to worry. The cure to too much worrying then is taking massive action.
Go and do something that aligns with your purpose. It doesn’t matter what it is. Start with something small that feels safe.
Getting that task under your belt will expose unfounded worries you can push through. It also gives you a sense of accomplishment and that in turn builds confidence.
Confidence is another great weapon against the paralyzing effect of worry. Confident people don’t worry.
With each action you take, you become a little more confident and a little less worried. Build on each success and keep working on your self-confidence.
Keep focusing on why the things you do are important to you and why you embraced a particular purpose.
Focusing on how it is helpful to others is another great tool. This will help you push through and start taking action. That, in turn, builds confidence and decreases worries.
Before you know it, you’ll be too busy to worry. You’ll be taking action toward living a purpose driven life.
Overheard: The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
~ Mark Twain