3 Quotes to Help You (and me) Stop Worrying Now

I am the world’s greatest worrier! It’s official. Or at least I used to be… But ever since I got rid of my television, I don’t hear as much bad news as I used to, and… and.. Ooh dear, maybe I should get that TV back or tune in to Twitter more (it’s good being the greatest, isn’t it?)…

Seriously, I AM a worrier; I’ve worried far too much in my life. And even though I KNOW it’s a completely pointless exercise I still do it far too often. And it makes my life a bit of a misery sometimes.

The good news is that I don’t worry as much as I used to.

The even better news – especially if you’re a worrier too – is that I’ve written an article showing you, me and everyone just HOW to stop worrying…

* I’ve got 3 inspirational worry quotes to help me along

* I’ve got years of worrying experience to draw on

* And I’ve developed an ability to communicate my wisdom (meaning your wisdom) one-to-one via the written word

So what can possibly go wrong, eh! (Y’know, I’m not gonna even imagine. I’m just going to trust the (creative) process and KNOW that your worrying (and mine) will reduce greatly just for having read/written this article.)

So let’s go, then, with the first inspirational quote about worrying…

Inspirational Worry Quote #1:

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
— Leo F. Buscaglia

So, I’ve already said it once, but I think it bears repeating: worry really is pointless. Not only does it NOT achieve its stated intention – making tomorrow ‘better’ – but it clearly makes today much worse.

So why would anybody participate in an activity that achieves nothing tangible other than to make themselves miserable? And that’s a question to me, dear reader, as much as to you.

Here’s my answer – I’ve been thinking about this a long time, by the way – the answer is this: we think worrying protects us from ‘nasty experiences’.

The thing is, though, these so-called ‘nasty experiences’ are ALWAYS worse in our imaginations than in reality, and most often they never occur anyway.

But the real problem here is that we think we can’t handle the looming situation, and that’s why we make it ‘nasty’.

Yes, we worry because we are insecure, and unsure of our own strengths to handle what life brings us. Simple as that. And when I say we, I mean I. Because I’m sure you’re not daft enough to worry about nothing for the sake of it – surely not?

Hmm, so what are we to do here? Answer: recognise that WORRYING IS POINTLESS. And repeat it to ourselves each and every day. “Worrying is pointless. Worrying is pointless. Worrying is pointless…”

And if you can sing those words to a tune, then mores the better.

Another inspirational quote about worrying that pretty much says the same thing as Leo’s is this one by Glen Turner:

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.”
— Glenn Turner

More succinct, I guess, but now I’m worrying that those mighty fine editors at EzineArticles.com (ahem!) might not approve this ‘worry article’ you’re (hopefully!) reading as I’ve called it 3 Quotes to STOP Worrying but I’ve included 4! (Ooh dear, what am I to do!…)

Inspirational Worry Quote #2:

“Worry is like a signpost pointing in a direction you don’t want to go”
— Dr Rob Pennington

Now Dr Rob has great experience of worrying, so I hear. He even wrote a book about it – or rather, what to do instead of worrying – and it’s called “Find The Upside of the Down Times”.

And I quite like his business-focussed approach to not worrying. It’s pretty much saying, if you’re going to fantasise about your life – and worrying, as we’ve seen is nothing more than a gory fantasy – then you might as well fantasise on what you want, via the act of goal-setting and visualisations.

(I know you can’t get all of that from Dr Pennington’s worry quotation, I’m just reading between the lines. Trust me, there’s nothing to worry about here – this IS what Dr Rob is trying to say!)

So, next time you find yourself worrying, ask yourself why would anyone (especially you!) fantasize about going somewhere they don’t wanna go?

Instead of doing that, do this: FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT!

And when I say that, I’m pretty much hoping that you want good things to happen in your life – good experiences, good friendships, a good relationship etc. – rather than grim stuff!

Because nobody WANTS grim stuff in their life, do they?…

Inspirational Worry Quote #3:

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
— Charles F. Kettering

Hmm, and no insightful look at worrying would be complete if it did not contain a spiritual approach, also.

Because maybe we like being foolish and engaging in pointless activities. Maybe we like to think of goals that are ghastly, too, or just don’t believe in setting nice goals – too much like hard work! And that’s okay, I guess (bear with me, here!). But we cannot deny the truth of what our worrying is really all about. And it is this:

Worry: a psychological fear of how something (‘imaginary’) is going to make us feel.

Yep, we’re not really worrying about the event. We’re worrying about how that event will make us feel afterwards. Repeat: it’s not the event that’s important, but our feelings of the event.

And, as Charles F. so brilliantly puts it, YOU (and I) have the power inside us at any time to change how we feel about something.

Events will always happen that we like and that we don’t like. That’s life, to use a cliche somewhat appropriately. So our challenge is ONLY to understand that we can CONTROL OUR THOUGHTS and feelings. We need not fear them at all, we really needn’t.

For the truth is that we are all powerful enough to bear the good, bad and indifferent things that come our way, we really are. WE CAN COPE; there really is no need to fear that we can’t.

End of this worry article. All 3 quotes used up. Written communication between you and I nearly over. And… 5-4-3-2-1 back in the room, you no longer worry! Snap.

You now see that worrying is pointless. You now see that worrying takes you in the opposite direction to where you want to go. And you now see that worrying is a lie, because it’s not the event that we fear but the feelings about that event.

You now see all this, I know you do. And that’s why I know, repeat KNOW, that you WILL worry less from now on.

And, no, I’m not worried that you won’t stop worrying, I’m not. I believe in you, I really do (just like you do).


And there really is no more for you to do here. I suggest maybe that you might like to sing to yourself (“la la la”), and do a hop skip and a jump now that you’re worry-free! But If you’d really like to find out more about me, the author of this article, then just do a search on Google for the words “Steve M Nash”. (please ignore any results for a certain Canadian basketball player, eh! ;-) )

Or you can click the link below, whichever’s easiest

From Steve M Nash – Editor of http://www.SelfHelpCollective.com

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1. We all work with one infinite power
2. The Secret is the Law of Attraction (LOA)
3. Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting
4. We are like magnets – like attract like. You become AND attract what you think
5. Every thought has a frequency. Thoughts send out a magnetic energy
6. People think about what they don’t want and attract more of the same
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11. You can’t have a universe without the mind entering into it
12. Choose your thoughts carefully.. You are a masterpiece of your life
13. It’s OK that thoughts don’t manifest into reality immediately
(if we saw a picture of an elephant and it instantly appeared, that would be too soon)
14. EVERYTHING in your life you have attracted.. Accept that fact.. It’s true.
15. Your thoughts cause your feelings
16. We don’t need to complicate all the “reasons” behind our emotions. It’s much simpler than that. Two categories.. Good feelings, bad feelings.
17. Thoughts that bring about good feelings mean you are on the right track. Thoughts that bring about bad feelings means you are not on the right track. 18. Whatever it is you are feeling is a perfect reflection of what is in the process of becoming
19. You get exactly what you are FEELING
20. Happy feelings will attract more happy circumstances
21. You can begin feeling whatever you want (even if it’s not there).. The universe will correspond to the nature of your song
22. What you focus on with your thought and feeling is what you attract into your experience
23. What you think and what you feel and what actually manifests is ALWAYS a match – no exception
24. Shift your awareness
25. “You create your own universe as you go along” Winston Churchill
26. It’s important to feel good ( ( ( (((good))) ) ) )
27. You can improve your emotions.. By thinking of something joyful, or singing a song, or remembering a happy experience
28. When you get the hang of this, before you know it you will KNOW you are the creator
29. Life can and should be phenomenal.. And it will be when you consciously apply the Law of Attraction
30. Universe will re-arrange itself accordingly
31. Start by using this sentence for all of your wants: “I’m so happy and grateful now that…. ”
32. You don’t need to know HOW the universe is going to rearrange itself
33. LOA is simply figuring out for yourself what will generate the positive feelings of having it NOW
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35. The universe likes SPEED. Don’t delay, don’t second-guess, don’t doubt..
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38. You can start with nothing.. And out of nothing or no way – a WAY will be provided.
39. HOW LONG??? No rules on time.. The more aligned you are with positive feelings the quicker things happen
40. Size is nothing to the universe (unlimited abundance if that’s what you wish) We make the rules on size and time
41. No rules according to the universe.. You provide the feelings of having it now and the universe will respond
42. Most people offer the majority of their thought in response to what they are observing (bills in the mail, being late, having bad luck…etc..)
43. You have to find a different approach to what is through a different vantage point
44. “All that we are is a result of what we have thought” – Buddha
45. What can you do right now to turn your life around? Gratitude
46. Gratitude will bring more into our lives immediately
47. What we think about and THANK about is what we bring about
48. What are the things you are grateful for?? Feel the gratitude.. Focus on what you have right now that you are grateful for
49. Play the picture in your mind – focus on the end result
50. VISUALIZE!!! Rehearse your future
51. VISUALIZE!!! See it, feel it! This is where action begins
52. Feel the joy.. Feel the happiness :o)
53. An affirmative thought is 100 times more powerful than a negative one
54. “What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists.” Alexander Graham Bell
55. Our job is not to worry about the “How”. The “How” will show up out of the commitment and belief in the “what”
56. The How’s are the domain of the universe. It always knows the quickest, fastest, most harmonious way between you and your dream
57. If you turn it over to the universe, you will be surprised and dazzled by what is delivered.. This is where magic and miracles happen
58. Turn it over to the universe daily.. But it should never be a chore.
59. Feel exhilarated by the whole process.. high, happy, in tune
60. The only difference between people who are really living this way is they have habituated ways of being.
61. They remember to do it all the time
62. Create a Vision Board.. Pictures of what you want to attract.. Every day look at it and get into the feeling state of already having acquired these wants
63. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
64. Decide what you want.. Believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, and believe it’s possible for you
65. Close your eyes and visualize having what you already want – and the feeling of having it already.
66. Focus on being grateful for what you have already.. Enjoy it!! Then release into the universe. The universe will manifest it.
67. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve” W. Clement Stone
68. Set a goal so big that if you achieved it, it would blow your mind.
69. When you have an inspired thought, you must trust it and act on it.
70. How can you become more prosperous?? INTEND IT!!
71. ‘Checks are coming in the mail regularly’… or change your bank statement to whatever balance you want in there… and get behind the feeling of having it.
72. Life is meant to be abundant in ALL areas…
73. Go for the sense of inner joy and peace then all outside things appear
74. We are the creators of our universe
75. Relationships: Treat yourself the way you want to be treated by others.. Love yourself and you will be loved
76. Have a healthy respect for yourself
77. For those you work with or interact with regularly.. get a notebook and write down positive aspects of each of those people.
78. Write down the things you like most about them (don’t expect change from them). Law of attraction will not put you in the same space together if you frequencies don’t match
79. When you realize your potential to feel good, you will ask no one to be different in order for you to feel good.
80. You will free yourself from the cumbersome impossibilities of needing to control the world, your friends, your mate, and your children….
81. You are the only one that creates your reality
82. No one else can think or feel for you.. Its YOU.. ONLY YOU.
83. Health: thank the universe for your own healing. Laugh, stress free happiness will keep you healthy.
84. Immune system will heal itself
85. Parts of our bodies are replaced every day, every week etc… Within a few years we have a brand new body
86. See yourself living in a new body. Hopeful = recovery. Happy = happier biochemistry. Stress degrades the body.
87. Remove stress from the body and the body regenerates itself. You can heal yourself
88. Learn to become still.. and take your attention away from what you don’t want, and place your attention on what you wish to experience
89. When the voice and vision on the inside become more profound and clear than the opinions on the outside, then you have mastered your life
90. You are not here to try to get the world to be just as you want it. You are here to create the world around you that you choose.
91. And allow the world as others choose to see it, exist as well
92. People think that if everyone knows the power of the LOA there won’t be enough to go around.. This is a lie that’s been ingrained in us and makes so many greedy.
93. The truth is there is more than enough love, creative ideas, power, joy, happiness to go around.
94. All of this abundance begins to shine through a mind that is aware of its own infinite nature. There’s enough for everyone. See it. Believe it. it will show up for you.
95. So let the variety of your reality thrill you as you choose all the things you want.. get behind the good feelings of all your wants.
96. Write your script. When you see things you don’t want, don’t think about them, write about them, talk about them, push against them, or join groups that focus on the don’t wants… remove your attention from don’t wants.. and place them on do wants
97. We are mass energy. Everything is energy. EVERYTHING.
98. Don’t define yourself by your body.. It’s the infinite being that’s connected to everything in the universe.
99. One energy field. Our bodies have distracted us from our energy. We are the infinite field of unfolding possibilities. The creative force.
100. Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not – NOW is the time to change them. You can begin right where you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on.

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