If your anything like me or like I used to be you can’t help but worry about what’s coming tomorrow…
(Tomorrow being an example of a scenario in the near future that you can’t avoid)
You worry so much about that certain scenario, It’s all you think about all day every day, It consumes you.
You can’t concentrate on the day that’s right in front of you, Lifes passing you bye as you live in this illusion that is inside of your head Worrying about something that unless you have the time stone (Avengers Infinity War) – You can’t possibly see the outcome.
At the start of the year, I agreed to take on a business deal – Excited as it was my first one I snapped it up faster than I could eat a slice of Cheesecake (I love Cheesecake)
As the excitement wore off and I did some research and Due Diligence, I.. Well… I Worried, Like A lot
I worried so much, I stopped eating, I wasn’t sleeping, I was stressing, panicking,
Part of me wanted to make the deal work, Part of me wanted to pull out of the deal…
Long story short – In the end, I pulled out of the deal –
I sent a text explaining why then I put my phone on aeroplane mode so I could avoid reality.
In the end, the guy was cool and totally understood… I worried and made stressed myself ill (In fact this was around the same time I injured my back.. I wonder why?)
And it was all over an illusion in my head
‘Get in your head and you’re Dead’ – Tony Robbins
Eventually the tomorrow you worry about will become a reality…
You can spend today choosing that reality or you can spend today worrying about that reality which may or may not happen…
Here are some tips on overcoming fear – (Shortened) From The 4 hour work week by Tim Ferris.
“1. Define your nightmare, the absolute worst that could happen if
you did what you are considering. What doubt, fears, and “whatifs”
pop up as you consider the big changes you can—or need—to
make? Envision them in painstaking detail. Would it be the end of
your life? What would be the permanent impact, if any, on a scale
of 1–10? Are these things really permanent? How likely do you
think it is that they would actually happen?
2. What steps could you take to repair the damage or get things
back on the upswing, even if temporarily? Chances are, it’s easier
than you imagine. How could you get things back under control?
3. What are the outcomes or benefits of more probable scenarios? Now that you’ve defined the nightmare, what are the more probable or definite
positive outcomes, whether internal (confidence, self-esteem, etc.)
or external? What would the impact of these more-likely outcomes
be on a scale of 1–10?
4. What are you putting off out of fear? Usually, what we most fear
doing is what we most need to do. That phone call, that
conversation, whatever the action might be—it is fear of unknown
outcomes that prevents us from doing what we need to do. Define
the worst case, accept it, and do it.
5. What is it costing you—financially, emotionally, and physically
—to postpone action? ”
To conclude – Don’t worry – Take Action – Because Tomorrows Coming.