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There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
-- General Douglas MacArthur
 

 

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Anxiety

As soon as anxiety gets your attention, its job is done. From that point on, there is no good reason to maintain that anxiety.

Anxiety can be useful in making you aware of actions that need to be taken. As soon as you have that awareness, anxiety has served its purpose.

After that, give your energy to the positive action and not to the anxiety. Undertake to correct the problem and not to helplessly obsess over it.

It is good and useful that anxiety can get your attention. Yet it serves no positive purpose for anxiety to overwhelm your thinking.

The moment you feel anxiety, look for, and begin to execute, a positive course of action. Quickly choose to let go of that anxiety, for it is of no use to you now.

Anxiety never needs to weigh you down. Let it come, let it have its say, and quickly let it go as you take action to move forward.

— Ralph Marston

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