Don’t fall in the trap of worrying about it.

Fear is a biological response. 

An evolutionarily advantageous feeling. 

An alert that enables us to take appropriate action to guarantee our safety in the face of perceived threats. 

Worry, on the other hand, is a habit we have acquired. It offers no real protection and cannot keep us or those we love safe. It never guarantees anything, it just keeps us agitated. 

Interestingly enough, the word worry derives from the term wyrgan, meaning, to strangle. 

Which makes perfect sense. Because when we spend swaths of our days projecting imaginary future scenarios and worrying about them, constantly tensed against some fictional catastrophe, it prevents us from fully living right now. It chokes off our sense of aliveness. 

Look, considering that all things will work out in their own way over time anyway, whether we worry about them or not, can we please just admit that it’s not the best use of our time and energy? 

Instead, let us all stand outside of our own small circle of anxiety, breathe in the bigger picture and focus on enjoying the ride. 

Because odds are, when the history of the world is written, whatever is tying our guts into knots right now, is not going to be in it. 


Are you creating conflict before any actually exists by worrying about something in advance? 

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Scott Ginsberg

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