Worry is one of those things that can be all consuming and result in living in a state of constant fear. People worry about money, jobs, relationships, and so much more. Often times all the things we are worried about never come to pass or we manage to get through whatever the situation is. Life is always full of obstacles, trying situations and uncertainty that we can’t seem to understand. But the key to successfully managing is learning how to live day by day and not spend today worrying about what is yet to happen tomorrow.
I admit that worry is one of my big problems and I’m tackling this book by Dale Carnegie called, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.” This classic book has several examples and provides ideas on how to manage in various situations to effectively combat worry.
There are so many quotes that are helpful whenever facing worry. Below are a few that I find helpful and maybe you will too.
” If you have a worry problem, do these three things: 1. Ask yourself: “What is the worst that can possibly happen?” 2. Prepare to accept it if you have to. 3. Them calmly proceed to improve on the worst.” (Page 49)
“About ninety percent of the things in our lives are right and about ten percent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety percent that are right and ignore the ten percent that are wrong. If we want to be worried and bitter and have stomach ulcers, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ten percent that are wrong and ignore the ninety percent that are glorious.” (Page 52)
“Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?” (Page 65)
Hopefully those few quotes are a start to help you work on any worrying challenges you may have. Take the time to focus on the good and push the bad out. the mind can only concentrate on one thing at a time. So make that one thing nothing negative.