9 Powerful Lessons From the Book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
1 Focus on today
Thinking about what needs to be done in the future can lead to overwhelm and inaction.
But if you focus on what you need to accomplish today, its much more doable.
It will help you create the future you want, one day at a time.
2 If youre worrying about failing, follow these three steps:
1. Analyze a situation causing you worry to determine the worst possible scenario.
2. Accept the worst possible case scenario, if it is to happen.
3. Focus on trying to improve the situation.
3 Understand the situation
Whenever youre worrying about something, you need to do three things:
1.Get the facts.
2.Analyze the facts.
3.Arrive at a decision and act on that decision.
4. Breaking the worry habit
To conquer worry, you need to understand that worry is a habit. That means its a habit you can break.
One technique for breaking the worry habit is to keep yourself busy.
When you’re really busy or taken up by action, its hard to worry.
5 Avoid trying to get even
If selfish people try to take advantage of you, cross them off your list, but dont try to get even.
No one can disturb your mind if you do not let them. Dont waste time thinking about people you dont like.
6 Dont worry about ingratitude
Its human nature for people to forget to be grateful.
If you want to be giving to people or the world, then do it.
Dont worry about that being recognized. If it is, great. But dont feel bad if you dont receive it.
7 90% right, 10% wrong
Most of the time, about 90% of our lives are going well, while 10% are not going as wed like.
The best way to start enjoying your life is to focus on whats going well.
You can always try to improve whats not going well.
8 Consider religion and prayer
Religion and prayer is a good way to stop fretting about all of your troubles.
Even if youre not religious, talk to yourself about your worries, about your joys, about your hopes and dreams. Ask the universe for help.
9 Keep a full things I have done list
One way to begin learning from and accepting your mistakes is to keep a full things I have done list.
You can add to the list over time and look back over the years to see how youre improving.
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