Thursday, March 1, 2007

Loss of Control

I'm a world-class worrier. I'm pretty sure that if there was a contest for worrying, I could take the crown. Although age has taught me to mitigate this tendency I still tend to be overly concern about things over which I have no control. I want those I care about to be happy, and I want to do whatever I can to assure that this status is obtained.

The thing about worry is that it really doesn't do anybody any good. It uses up valuable time, energy and resources, and in my case, often causes a lack of sleep. Actions that are motivated by concern have a much greater result. After all, is through our behaviors that we are able to change things.

There are things in life that we have control over. There are other things in life that we don't. Might as well focus on the things we can change. Then we won't have time to worry about everything else.

There is no use worrying about things over which you have no control, and if you have control, you can do something about them instead of worrying."
--Stanley C. Allyn,
former CEO of National Cash Register Co.



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