One thing most business people have in common is worry. While this is a common thread among many business people it is not a positive trait.
When we worry we are paying TODAY, for problems that MAY happen in the future.
I don’t know about you but that is not an investment I want to make. I do not know anyone that would pay me today for a service or product that I MAY provide in the future. However, we all engage in thoughts of worry and anxiety over things that rarely actually happen. Below are list of reasons why you should eliminate worry from your life.
When you allow worrying to enter your thoughts it stifles your ability to make solid decisions within your business. Your decisions will be reactionary because they will be out of fear and decisions made out of fear rarely, if ever, have positive returns.
When you engage in worry, the energy spent will keep you from moving forward in areas that will make you profitable. It is very hard to stay focused on a task when your mind is racing about what MAY happen. Instead of making decisions that are proactive and keeping you ahead of the curve, your worry will hold you back from excelling. When this happens, production suffers!
When I have worried over things in the past, the joy of life seems to be void. Coming to work is a task and your ability to laugh and enjoy the things around you is diminished. With constant worry it is impossible to experience joy.
The added stress WE CREATE by worrying is harmful to us. People that worry often sleep less, find motivation for exercise difficult and healthy eating habits to suffer. Worry is known to cause shorter lifespans and many severe health issues.
When we worry we are exercising a lack of faith. If you believe that God is in control and that He works all things together for good for those that love Him, (Romans 8:28) then what is there to worry about? To worry is to show a lack of faith in God.
While it may be easy to find reasons to not worry, putting those reasons into practice can be difficult. Focusing on the immediate and handling the problems of today is a great start. The Bible says in Matthew 6:34 (NIV), “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Realize that what you are worrying about may not even happen, and that if it does happen it usually is not as bad as we make it in our thoughts. A fitting quote to articulate this is, “anticipation of death is worse than death itself”. Worry is costly to your productivity, health, joy and your life. I have found that the most successful individuals in any area of life spend very little time in worry and focus their attention on things that are productive or on solving problems that actually exist. If you find that you are a victim of worrying or have been prone to worry in the past, take time to find ways to eliminate this from your life. Once you replace the time spent worrying on things that bring production you will experience new levels of success and have more fun doing it!
“Worry is the opposite of faith.”
“Worry never changes a single thing except the worrier.”
“Worry doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow but empties today of its strength.” – 1 Peter 5:6-7
“Worry is like a rocking chair it will give you something to do but will not get you anywhere.”