How often do you take on a task and have to make a decision and worry that you’re going to make a mistake? Doe’s this keep you from doing things? Being the self-conscious and highly sensitive person that I am, I often feel this way.
I have found that worrying about results weakens me and makes me less efficient. It’s so energy draining! I used to have the bad habit of thinking that everything in life depends on how “one thing” turns out.
All experiences mean growth. If you look at life in its proper perspective, all experience works for the good. Mistakes are a part of life. Just because you fall down, doesn’t mean that you have to stay down. Look at life as a whole and don’t allow your mind to become paralyzed by a single experience.
Many who attempt to better themselves, fail, because they are constantly in an anxious state of mind. No kind of constructive development can take place as long as the mind is in such a destructive state.
The first thing to do is to relax, let go, and let your mind become fertile ground for new thoughts and new ideas that will come through to your sub-conscious mind. Thinking about the end result will cloud your thinking, weaken your desire and purpose, and will kill your faith and hope.
All self-advancement goes through four stages. There is (1) a clear picture of what you want, (2) there must be the desire to realize your objective, (3) there must be hope, which inspires you to go forward, and (4) there must be specific action steps with a time frame involved.
How can one avoid worrying about the end result? Let go mentally and become interested in your “work” without continually thinking about how it’s going to turn out. Think about the process. Focusing on the process will help you develop the necessary action that will get you closer to your objective.
If you need $10,000.00 for a project, the first thing to do is to think about different ways to raise the money. This attitude will soon expand your thinking and become a creative force for you to get the money that you need.
Your “work” develops in proportion to the love, interest, and good intentions that you put into it. If you use half of your time, energy, and interest in fretting about results, you will have less success.
When you relax and let go of your anxieties, you eliminate useless tension, and will not waste time on non-productive worrying. Catch yourself when you fall into familiar unproductive habits. Stop, let go. Calm your mind. Center your mind on the task at hand and begin again without fear or apprehension. You will soon create the habit of working without undue tension and you’ll get more enjoyment from your work.
Write down as many reasons as you can for pursuing your objective. Study its many possibilities. The more reasons and possibilities that you have for doing something, the more inspired you’ll be.
Don’t fall into a pattern of stopping something before you start. It’s natural to have some anxiety when trying something new. Awareness will help you plan a strategy to overcome this. The expanding, creative condition of your mind will carry you forward to greater success.
Do you worry about the end result? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.