BLOG: Understanding and Overcoming Worry — Gaining The Inside Advantage

 

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

What is Worry?  It’s a form of Fear—anxiety caused by real or possible danger or pain. However, most of our fears are unfounded. When we use our imaginations to project learned fear into future events, that’s worry; this is definitely not using our minds effectively.

We worry that “things” may not turn out the way we want or envision for ourselves or others. We worry about what might happen; we say “What if…?” and then we step inside that future in our minds and often imagine the worst scenario.

If we want to think, feel, or be different, we may be afraid of unknown territory. We know what it’s like now, but what if many things changed? What if we changed? What if we find something on a new path that is worse than the path we are on? Fear keeps us from moving ahead, doesn’t it?

When we worry about the future, we may cause ourselves more stress than the actual event ever would have caused.

What do you worry about?

The above was taken from my book The Inside Advantage:  How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things.

Visit CWLauro for a great tip to begin to put a stop to worrying.

Thanks for joining me this week. Next time we’ll take a look at letting go of anger, guilt, regret, fear, and worry.

Enjoy your moments!

Blessings, Love and Light,

Cathy

Copyright 1999, 2014 Cathy W. Lauro
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