The mind is a powerful thing, more powerful than we often realize. Our thoughts influence our emotions, our energy levels, and our resilience far more than we often acknowledge. There is much truth in the old adage “Think you can, think you can’t, you are right” in part because we rarely attempt that which we believe beyond our abilities, so our beliefs quickly become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Spinning your mental wheels worrying not only wastes your mental energy, it also tends to attract into your life the very things you wish to avoid: “Thoughts held in mind attract in kind and what you focus on expands.” Do yourself a favor, do what you reasonably can, then release and live serenely in the present moment.
“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” – Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, How to Win Friends & Influence People
“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” – Arthur Somers Roche, 1883-1935, author
“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” – George F. Burns, 1896-1996, age 100
“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” ― Dalai Lama
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier