Worry Less

Most of us worry about basically the same things and then repeat and obsess over them and multiple the worry until it takes over our lives.

In the headline I suggested that there is an effective way to have fewer worries almost immediately.

Isolate one thing, don’t multiple it until it becomes too big to handle.

There are many ways to deal with worries but even before you apply those proven solutions, make the cut down to one worry per situation not many grown out of obsession and then you’re ready to tackle them.

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Getting Even

It may feel good.  It may be irresistible but it is a total waste of time.

Letting go brings greater benefits.

The damage is done, why continue to waste your time getting back at someone who hurt you.

Not one minute of time spent on getting even is worth it.

The winner is the person who escapes.

Confucius said “To be wronged or robbed is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”

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Profit from Your Losses

Anyone can make a big thing of their successes – it feels good and is well earned.

But real gains come from learning from your failures – the big ones, the disappointments, even the little irritations.

This is why I tell my college students …

Show me a person who has failed several times and who is sticking with it and I will show you the next success. Bet on them!

Hitting it out of the park feels great, but learning from mistakes with an attitude of anticipation and confidence usually pays off bigger returns.

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Cure the Blues

Get out of your own head and bring a smile to someone else.

Think every day how you can please someone else – bring a smile to their face, make them happy, lift them up.

In doing so, you will be curing the blues and improving your mood.

The more we obsess, the worse it gets.

The more we focus on uplifting others, the happier we are.

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Don’t Text Me, Tell it Straight to My Face

That’s the title of a current hit song called “Truth Hurts” by the artist Lizzo.

It’s not about texting but makes a great point about it.

Tell it straight to my face. 

That’s a workaround for spending too much time on our digital devices.

Look for opportunities to not text and say it face-to-face or at least with the benefit of the receiver hearing your voice.

No one wants to give up their digital life, but there are ways to keep it real by looking for opportunities to tell it straight to someone’s face.

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