Stop Worrying Over Everything & Start Taking Action

Worry is like a virus. It begins by infection. Quickly it makes it’s way through your bodily systems. As it spreads it infects all aspects of your self.

It then branches out to impact all facets of your personal life. Relationships begin to suffer, your career may begin to stagnate and opportunities will pass you by.

Like a set of dominoes carefully placed for collapse, one worry can take down a whole framework.

While this is going on you may have no idea why any of this is happening. The answer may be worry.

Worry does not come dressed in a hooded cloak. Nor does it come with a sign signifying its arrival.

But just because you can’t see it does not mean it isn’t there. It’s effects are as real as the food you eat and the air you breathe.

If someone told you to simply “stop worrying” you wouldn’t know how to stop, never mind how you even got started.

 

Stop Worrying Over Everything

To stop worrying over everything you must begin to view things differently.

Let us take a look at a ‘typical worrier’.

The day is spent worrying from morning to night. They worry if their alarm will go off at the right time only to wake before it anyway due to stress.

Ensuring the dog gets enough food leaves them without any.

Getting to work on time or whether their dinner will burn worries them.

Upon waking up they do the same again. The cycle repeats itself continuously. In their state of mind this may seem completely normal.

Our ‘typical worrier’ views everything with a microscopic lens. They inspect each fine detail for any sign of error.

They do not behave this way because they want to improve. They are looking for fault in everything.

It gets to the stage where the mere threat of error consumes them. Due to the fear of mistake they stop living.

Instead of trying, they consider it better to remain on the sidelines. That is the only way to prevent error.

In their obsession over mistakes they fail to see all the good around them. The possibilities are endless but all they can think about is what is going wrong.

The problem lies in their approach.

If you look at everything through a microscopic lens you will find fault everywhere.

Nothing is absolutely perfect down to the atomic level. Nature demonstrates this first hand. Spend one day in it to experience it yourself.

Those who spend too much time worrying fail to differentiate between what matters and what does not. When you zoom out to the level of a lifetime it is clear what should be focused on.

Everything else will fade into the background. Worrying should be one of them.

That is not to say what you do everyday doesn’t matter.

It absolutely MATTERS.

How you choose to conduct yourself will determine the course of your life.

It may very well determine the course of those around you as well.

An excess of worrying will not help to fix it one bit. It will only make things worse.

 

Start Taking Action

Worrying is only masking the real issue. The problem lies in the lack of purpose or mission. Without it they are afraid of what is to come.

Each tiny issue seems like the end of the world.

When you have a purpose every small bump in the road becomes irrelevant.

The purpose you have eclipses everything else.

As it towers above all that come before it, your head should be lifted so high that you barely notice the insignificant.

The time spent on mistakes should only be for correcting said mistakes and improving on them.

Making progress is what matters. No matter how ‘slow’ it may be.

If you work towards your goal every day you will eventually get there. It will all be worth it.

Worry should not come into play. You will either do the necessary work or you will not.

Action will determine what direction you go in.

If you’re not prepared to do the work required that’s fine. Ask yourself did you really ever want to get there in the first place?

The other side of the coin is those that do not care at all. They have decided to quit the game. What is the point in trying if you have nothing to aim for?

Everyone needs a purpose. Not everyone has to find it right away.

How to find your purpose is not by worrying about whether the sun will come up tomorrow.

Stop worrying over everything and giving attention to what you cannot control.

When you give your attention to everything you may as well give it to nothing.

You will be dragged in every direction. Up, down, left, right.

To take action requires a consolidated effort.

Focus on what you can control. Anything out of it should not be your concern.

When You Stop Worrying Over Everything You Can Focus on What Matters

There is a time and a place for worry.

Even then it should be kept to a minimum.

Worrying about whether you will get home in time for your favorite show should not be one of them.

Nerves are normal before a big occasion. There is no need to add more fuel to the fire by creating problems where there is none.

Every minute you spend worrying is a minute better spent elsewhere.

The time spent is never coming back.

Stop worrying over everything

Save it for the important things in life. We already know who and what they are.

 

 

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By | 2017-09-17T02:21:50+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Life|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Hari S Nair August 31, 2017 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Hello Peter,
    This post really focuses on something we all need to understand. I have seen that mind loves to chew on negative thoughts like a dog does without getting anything out of it.
    I often say “what difference does it make to worry over something if it is not going to get any better and if there is some hope then why not act in spite of thinking, right?”
    Loved the points you have made here… I completely agree with you especially with the fact that when we start worrying “even small things seem like the end of the world, so true”.
    Keep up the great work!..I wish this message reaches everyone who needs to read this at the right time.

    • Peter August 31, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Thank you for commenting Hari. You make some excellent points and I like your comparison to a dog chewing.

  2. Vic August 31, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    What a unique blog dedicated to motivating one to achieve his/her potential. Your latest post corroborates Louise smith submission :
    “You Can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk”

    • Peter September 1, 2017 at 7:32 am - Reply

      That’s a great point Vic and thanks for the corroboration!

  3. Edmundo August 31, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

    I loved the way you talked about relieving yourself of the worry that consumes many of our lives. I personally agree with the fact that the only way to relieve some stress is to stop worrying about the things that are not in your control. When I am having a hard time worrying about something, I think to myself “Is this something that I can change myself?” If it is, I look for a solution to the problem and if not, I let it go!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Peter September 1, 2017 at 7:32 am - Reply

      Thanks Edmundo that is great advice you give to all those who worry too much. It is all about personal responsibility

  4. Elektra September 1, 2017 at 4:30 am - Reply

    The things we tend to worry about are much bigger in our heads then in reality. So many times we go through it and still make the same mistakes. As Mark Twain once said “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened”

    • Peter September 1, 2017 at 7:28 am - Reply

      Thanks for commenting Elektra. They are often much bigger in our heads you are right.

  5. Philip Braselmann September 2, 2017 at 5:09 am - Reply

    This is why meditation sucks. You just sit there doing nothing which causes overthinking. Real meditation is doing things you get lost in.

  6. Kenny Wong September 8, 2017 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Awesome Peter! People should definitely start taking action and STOP over thinking. 🙂
    I used to be in the “over thinking” state about starting a brand. Later on, I stop thinking and start taking action… Guess what? My business bloomed haha.

    Thanks for the amazing post.

    Regards,
    Kenny Wong

    • Peter September 8, 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

      Thanks Kenny. Taking action is the first step to success.Overthinking can kill your momentum.

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