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Taking the wind out of Worry’s sails

By Marcus Santer

The Saturday Quote:

“I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life,
some of which actually happened.”
Mark Twain

There’s some question over whether Mark Twain really said this, but if you know anything about quotes and sayings you know most of then are borrowed from somewhere else anyway.

Whoever said it, the message is still loud and clear.

And just to ram the point home, I’d like to share this with you too:

How much pain they have cost us
the evils which never happened?”
Thomas Jefferson

My own experience gives me plenty of examples to show that most of what I fuss and fret about never comes to pass.

But that doesn’t stop me doing it.

And I have to be ever vigilant because all that happens is I end up hurting myself for no reason.

Personally, I find the words: “We’ll see.” Come in very handy for taking the wind out of worry’s sails.

And when that fails which it sometimes does, I find talking with a friend about what’s going on helpful. Take this Thursday evening for example. I’d got myself all worked up about the software I’ll be using to build the membership part of the ZEN+ Home Study Course (Z+HSC).

I was talking with my friend about all the things that could go wrong and worrying about the difficulties involved in learning how to use it and so on.

That’s when he threw today’s quote at me.

**Boom**

I was back in the driving seat and wrestled the wheel out of worries control.

I’ve written extensively about worry in my book: Smiling From The Heart and if you’re looking for:

You should read it.

In a way it was the seed from which ZEN+ grew, because it was the first time I recommended exercise and in many ways it’s the book I’m most proud of writing.

The reviews from:

Were pretty good too.

You can read the full story here.

Bye for now

Marcus

P.S. If you’ve already got a copy of SFTH you’ll find my antidote to worry starting on page 118.