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To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Push worry aside

You lack good information about what’s going on, and you’re not sure what to do. In such a situation, it can seem like your only option is to worry endlessly.

But worry is not a useful strategy. You absolutely have plenty of good things you can be doing instead.

You don’t know exactly what’s going on, or what will happen. So here’s a helpful question to ask yourself.

If trouble is indeed coming your way, what condition, what position would you prefer to be in when it finds you? And what positive actions can you take right now to get yourself to that place?

Worry is mostly a waste of good, usable time and energy. Push worry aside, and envision yourself meeting difficulty with strength, purpose, and preparation.

Then, direct your energy into well-reasoned actions that can make a difference, now and in the future. Though no one knows what that future will be, your best option for getting there is with action and strength, not worry.

— Ralph Marston

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