The Most Useless Emotion …

In my last email, I wrote about how around 90% of the things we worry about, never come to fruition.

Write a list of all the things you worry about.

You may be surprised as to how many things are on this list.

When you worry, not only is it a useless emotion, a second destructive thing takes place …

The Law Of Attraction kicks in.

This simply says “What you think is what you get.”

What you focus on is what you attract into your life.

If you worry about being sick, the key word you are focusing on is ‘sick’ and you release ‘sick’ chemicals into your body.

Abraham sums it up beautifully:

“Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.” 

You draw what you don’t want into your life.

When you worry about something, you can either change it or you can’t.

If you can change it, do so.

If you can’t, place what you are worrying about on hold until such time as you can change it.

Six months ago I had my prostate removed because of cancer. I recently had to have a 6-month PSA blood test to check for cancer. 

After giving a sample, it would have been easy to worry about the result.

What if the cancer has re-appeared? What would I have to do? Radiotherapy? Chemotherapy? What affect would that have on my family? My health? My ability to work?

So many questions!

This could have gone on every day and night for 10 days.

Instead of worrying about it, I placed an entry in the diary on the day I was to consult with the specialist that said “Worry Day”.

It was no good worrying about it until that day. I can’t change the results. 

On the day, I changed the worry time until I saw the doctor. I then thought “No good worrying about the results until I get them.”

Great news. The results showed a zero PSA reading. Perfect.

Simply worrying about what might happen is not going to produce a new result. Dealing with it, will.

Worry is future thinking.

Instead of looking at all negative possibilities, look at what is. Deal with the facts in the “now”. Live for Now.

Go back through your list of where you worry and either:

            (i) Fix the problem now, or

            (ii) Place it on hold until you can do something about it. This can mean simply putting an entry into your diary for a date to re-examine it.

You’ve got this.

Good luck.