Worry Quotes (753 quotes)
Don’t Stress Over What You Can’t Control
If they have complete control over a situation, they would never be worrying about it to begin with. It is a complete waste of energy which we can better use elsewhere. A simple example would be a time when my website went down two years ago. The only times I could get online was when the train stopped for gas and that stop had free public Wi-Fi which was how I discovered my site was down. Now, issues pertaining my website tend to bother me more than other issues as my site is my career, my livelihood, and my life all rolled into one. Every minute the site is offline, I lose revenue, visitors, and potential business and media opportunities, since no one can access my material.
Once we realize the only thing we truly can control is ourselves with our attitude and effort, life becomes MUCH easier and the overseas experience becomes much more manageable. Lesson of the year: stop trying to control things out of your control. One one side I write all the things I can not control. Things Things I can control : How I react to my teammate and her mood, my effort at practice, making sure I got better, staying after to work on, my attitude I brought on the court, my reaction to adversity, not giving into the complaining party, and focusing on getting better. Beside each of the items you can control, include an action item.
There's a brutal truth in life that some people refuse to accept --you have no control over many of the things that happen in life. Some of the people who resist that truth become control freaks.
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Quotes to Stop Worrying About the Uncontrollable
I once worked with the head copywriter of an advertising firm who found it difficult not to worry about the financial health of her company—how many clients account services was landing, what kind of designs the art department was producing, whether her boss would start laying people off. Once she realized that each of these things was well outside of her control, and that worrying about them only led to heightened levels of stress, she was able to shift her focus toward fixing what was troubling her in her job, her workplace, and in many ways her life. As it often happens, she was surprised to see how much of her daily life fell into the former column. She managed a team of eight people, all talented copywriters who looked to her for instruction and guidance. She was in charge of leading the creative meetings that brainstormed ideas for each client. We set the following goal: to improve only the copy that she herself wrote. Recommitting herself to this manageable goal not only helped her focus her energies on something she could handle, but the best part was that, once her own performance improved, her circle of influence really did expand.
Because letting go of control goes directly against our modernized, industrialized way of living — we are go-getters, doers, architects of our destiny. So allowing things to happen was not in my DNA. I had never been one to sit back and passively let go of control. Over the years, however, my perspective has shifted. And if we allow these thoughts and cravings to dwell in our minds, they will succeed in robbing us of peace, joy, and ultimately our lives. We will think ourselves into deep heartache and even depression.