Worrying Gets You Nowhere

Worrying Gets You Nowhere

by Michael Feeley May 16, 2020


There’s an old English proverb my great aunt Betty used to say to me when I was a kid because she knew I worried a lot… about school and getting good grades, being liked, how I looked and what I’d do with my life:

‘Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.’

We’re living with the covid-19 virus and naturally, we have a right to be worried. Some of the worry is to alert us to take care. To be aware. Mindful of our well-being. But worrying can take its toll and bring out the worst in you – weaken, distract and limit you in a tight, small, negative way.

How can you change worry into strength and reassurance?

Throughout our lives we’ve all had legitimate worries about health, money, family, career and it’s been mostly needless worry about things from the past or what will happen in the future. It does nothing but make for anxiety.

Worrying pulls you right out of the present. The past is done and finished. The future hasn’t happened yet. The only place you’re truly alive is in the present moment. So — Why worry? ‘…it doesn’t get you anywhere.’

There’s a better choice to make – To be hopeful. To build assurance, trust, confidence. To be unafraid, mindful, optimistic so you can deal with reality. See the facts and use them to live strong and happy – feeling grateful for your immediate life and the wonders of the world that are all around you even in the heart of a crisis.

Thanks – Michael

Please send this out to your friends and tell them not to worry.
And I think you might like to read this – Celebration Is Gratitude.

Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

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Business Coach, Brand Strategist & Best Selling Author

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Vice President iPEC – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

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