Worry is an Asset!

Worry is an Asset!

Worry is an Asset!

I came to an interesting realization yesterday. At times I can get caught in the trap of worrying about things. As most of you know it can be debilitating at times to say the least.

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“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”   
Leo Buscaglia

 

The solution to worry  involves changing how you think about things yet we don’t seem to have that skill, or do we? 

The truth is you are demonstrating your expertise at changing your thinking when you worry.  That is true.

The challenge is you don’t see it!  When you become aware, you can use your skill in a new way.

The solution is based on what we all know and that is “what you think about you bring about.”  All religious texts and personal development guru’s (me!) have a way of saying this.

This is what you do when you worry.

So here is what worry is and how to change it into something that can help!

When you worry, the process goes something like this:

  1. You take bits and pieces of the past and focus on them as if only those parts exist. Make sure you use words like always and never.

For example. I always get fired then try endlessly to find a job but I never get hired!

  1. Then you imagine a future based on this statement. Make sure you extrapolate the small problems into the huge catastrophe. Expand on what it will be like. Be sure of yourself. Discount contrary ideas – only disaster ideas are real. Any thought of it working out is Pollyanna and not true.

For example: Without a job I can’t afford rent, I will get kicked out and soon I will be standing on a corner begging for food. I will become an alcoholic in the process. I will lose my family and die soon after.

  1. Make sure to replay this scenario over and over to cement it in place in your mind. Once you say it enough, you will believe it and it will come true. It always does!

 

I hope you get a chuckle out of this but WOW it can be so true for me at times!

With all the training I have invested in over the last two years, here is what I learned about building a dream and a future you can believe in.

  1. You take bits and pieces of the past and focus on them. Find the times you have been happy, successful, relaxed and creative. Concentrate on them and remember how you felt. You were joy filled, confident, and ready to create.

For Example: I have lost jobs before but I always find a new job that leads to a brighter future.

  1. Imagine a future based on this statement. Build it up and expand on what it will be like. Be sure of yourself. Discount contrary ideas – only winning ideas are real. Any thought of it not working out is negative and not true.

For example: I use my savings as I look for a job. I don’t move.  I get hired quickly and I put my savings back into the bank. I have a loving family and some good friends that help me get through this. In the end, I make more money in a better situation than what I had.

  1. Make sure to replay this scenario over and over to cement it in place in your mind. Once you say it enough, you will believe it and it will come true. It always does!

So the truth is you are already a genius at changing your thinking. You have practiced the process thousands of times and are great at it.

Change the subject of your thinking and use this process to change your life into a life you REALLY LOVE!

With Love and Concern,

Laura

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