Friday, March 20, 2009
If at the beginning of every day you were handed 1,440 ten dollar bills and told you could spend them on anything you wanted but at midnight they became non-negotiable and worthless, you would be careful what you spent the money on and you would be sure to spend all of it by midnight.
That is exactly what happens with life. Everyday ate one second past midnight you are giver 1,440 minutes to spend how you choose but at midnight, those minutes are gone and cannot be recovered. The minutes cannot be saved, the must be spent. How many minutes have we squandered during our lifetimes. How many minutes have you spent worrying? See my previous blog on needless worry. The double whammy of worrying is that over 92% of it is useless and the time spent worrying can be better spent with a minimum of thought. When a worrisome situation presents itself, see what category it falls into. If it is in one of the 92% categories,(already happened, not going to happen, is going to happen and nothing I can do about it, even if it does happen, the results are not too bad) Forget it and get on with your life. If it falls into the 8%, ask yourself "What is the worst thing that can happen? then "If the worst thing happens, what will I do?.. Now you know how you will handle the absolute worst case scenario and that you can handle it. In over 92% of the cases, the worst possible scenario will not happen so you can cope with the real results easily.
You know you can handle the worst case scenario so stop worrying and get on with your life. Do not waste any of your precious 1,440 minutes on needless worry.
Don't worry, be happy!