Monday, October 15, 2007

don't worry

I get a weekly tip from Dale Carnegie Training. I thought this week's was helpful:
“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.”
- Mary (Mrs. Ernest) Hemingway

Worrying can have harmful effects on our lives. There really is no solution when you worry, it only creates more problems for yourself in the long run. Consider these four techniques on analyzing the situation at hand in order to minimize worry.

1. Get all the facts
2. Weigh all the facts - then come to a decision
3. Once a decision is reached, act!
4. Analyze the problem:
What is the problem?
What are the causes of the problem?
What are the possible solutions?
What is the best solution?

3 comments:

Bandlady & Actorguy said...

We were so happy to find your sermons online again! Instead of 7 blocks between us, we have 700 miles, but we can still hear your fantastic messages!

Bandlady & Actorguy
East Liverpool, OH

bugs said...

A five-year-old boy once ran up to me and asked: "do you know what the devil's greatest trick is?" when i replied that i didn't know, he answered: it goes like this "you, go and sit in the corner and start worying

Jason Woolever said...

hey bandylady and actorguy! great to hear from you! hope you are well!!