WHY ARE YOU WORRYING?
Many people spend a lot of time worrying. The strange thing is that they are always worrying about something or someone of which they have no control.
You see if you control the outcome of your worry, you would, and therefore, you would not need to worry. The key word there is control. When you set a task in motion, you don’t have “total” control of the outcome. (I wrote “total” because if you know how to use your mind and your thoughts effectively you can increase the “control” that you do have immensely. To learn how to do that go to: http://www.bobgarner.com/10steps.html.
Worry is an emotion. And you can always change your emotions or change your feelings about something or someone. Whatever can be changed can be controlled. Therefore you are in control as to whether or not you worry, doubt, or fear anything.
The problem arises in that when we set out to do a task, we worry about whether or not it will work according to “our” specifications. You have set-up in your mind a certain parameter for which the result must fit. If it doesn’t fit that “specific parameter,” then you will feel as if you have failed.
How many times has something not worked out the way you “originally” intended and instead you ended up with something far better than you “think” you imagined? (Or did you really imagine that better outcome and forgot?)
When planning a task, look at as many possible outcomes as possible. Look at any possible negative outcomes and develop another plan to handle that situation should it occur. Once you have set a task in motion, do all that you know that you possibly can do to achieve the result that you desire. Pay attention to detail. Look for opportunities that may arise and take advantage of the ones that are most beneficial.
When you have thought your plan through and have done “everything” that “you inwardly” know you can do, then believe that the outcome will happen as you have planned, thank God, the Universal spirit or whatever you want to call It. Then release your emotions from the outcome and act “as if” your desired result has already occurred.
Never doubt the outcome. Never worry if the outcome will meet “your specific parameters.” If the outcome is not what you desire, you can try again, if you so choose. Pay closer attention to the details. Learn from what happened and then repeat the process mentioned above.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A successful entrepreneur for over 20 years, Bob Garner is the author of "Masters of Motivation" which has been called a “blueprint for success.” The creator of a number of CDs that have empowered thousands, Bob writes for numerous business magazines and speaks extensively worldwide on motivation and success. Sign up now for his free monthly newsletter called "Personal Success" at http://www.bobgarneronline.com.