Staff Post

Stop Worrying

Daniel Brindley

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.” - Michel de Montaigne OK, here’s the scoop: almost all those things you’re worrying about right now are a total waste of time and energy. Why? Because you’re worrying about made-up stuff that will very likely never happen. For some reason, especially when we are faced with big life decisions, we focus on all the things that could go wrong when there are so many countless things that could go right.

Try this: define your fears by verbalizing them to yourself…out loud. It might feel a little awkward at first, but try it. If you do, your fears lose their power. You will also come to see that most of what you are worrying about is just plain silly. But the best part is that once you’ve conquered your worries, and you see that even the worst-case scenario is really not that bad, you’ll be able to take that next step into the unknown with confidence and a peaceful mind.