Saturday, July 09, 2005

What's The Use, If There's No Need?

If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?

The simple brilliance of this quote makes total sense of simply letting worry be an investment you never buy into. I have faced many obstacles in my lifetime, but I can say with certainty that I never worried a problem away. In fact worry only adds weight to the burden already carried.
Worry sucks the life out of us, it weakens and drains. Some things have solutions, others do not. If you can fix it do so, if you cannot let it go. Simple answers often hide under needless worry; overcoming things is downright impossible when you are overcome with useless bouts of fretting. Why make it harder than it has to be to find a way out of a hard spot?
Complex issues are hard enough to wrap your brain around without allowing fear to take up the space needed for thoughts that might lead you to a solution. Next time worry tries to steal the show, firmly show it the door. There is just no better time to take control than when problems are nipping at your heals. And kicking worry to the curb has the added benefit of getting your legs working when fear has you frozen solidly in place.