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On Worry

I hear so many people talk about how much time they spend worrying.

I find taking action will eliminate alot of that time-wasting worry.

Here are a few quotes along that topic:

  • Worry is like a rocking chair–it passes the time but doesn’t get you anywhere.
  • Worry is an illusion of control.
  • Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow;  it only saps today of its strength, says A. J. Cronin.
  • Worry can become a way of life.
  • We might assume that if we don’t worry about something, it will happen for sure.  As if worry had the power to ward off tragedy!  We might as well wear garlic around our necks to ward off evil spirits.
  • Worry doesn’t prevent the loss of anything except  our own peace of peace of mind.
  • I recognize that habitual worry is a learned response from long ago.  Today I choose serenity.

How much of our lives and energy do we spend on avoiding what does not yet exist and perhaps never will?

  • I am learning not to borrow trouble from the future.
  • Worry is an expression of fear–fear of being happy, fear of succeeding, fear of breaking old rules, that life is a grind and happiness is unrealistic.
  • Fear is the companion of the isolated!

These quotes above are from Days of Healing–Days  of Joy, by Ernie Larsen and Carol Larsen Hegarty.

  • Mark Twain remarked, “I am an old man and have known many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
  • Worry is a state of mind based on fear.  — Napolean Hill

                                   So you have permission not to worry.