And the answer is…

Are you worrying? Are you worrying about more than one issue? The answer to these two questions is usually a resounding YES! Do you feel guilty about worrying? Do you feel that you should be more positive, more reliant on faith? Usually another yes right here. The most important question however is How do I stop Worrying? And the answer is …

Okay, I’ll get to that in a minute but first I want to congratulate you for worrying. That’s right, congratulate you. You see, if you weren’t so involved, so caring, so responsible you wouldn’t be worrying like you do. If you didn’t desire a better way of living for yourself and others, you’d have nothing to worry about right now. But you do worry and you do care and you do fear things getting worse and you do worry about the effect of that on you and those you love. Congratulations, you are a wonderful, caring human being.

I’m not about to give you the old think positive and everything will be positive. I personally think that doing only that is a bunch of fertilizer but what I will tell you is …

Okay, I’ll get to that in a moment but first I want to let you know that nothing is hopeless, nothing is beyond your power to influence it. The issues that are in your life are in your life because you can actually affect them. Maritime law in Somalia is not a worry for you for the simple fact that you cannot influence it in any way with your skills and your access right now but the issues that are in your life are there because you can influence them. Your worries are very real and a very important part of your life. You can’t just erase them with some hocus pocus and nor should you. The answer to your worrying is…

Here, finally, is the answer. You kept reading to this point because you know me and /or my writings and you knew that I would not leave you without an answer. You knew that something was coming that would have some value. In other words, you EXPECTED an answer from me and that is the main reason that you are getting it. Expectation of a good solution is the very first step in getting it. Worrying is good but it is only good as a indicator of what you need to fix. Once something has caused you to worry, thank the worry and let it go. Holding on to it is like holding on to a screaming smoke alarm, pretty soon it will drive you crazy. The smoke alarm was never meant to be the focus. It is the signal that something needs fixing. Put it down and EXPECT to fix the problem NOT the smoke alarm. Worrying isn’t your problem. Don’t work on it! What are you worrying about? Work on that. EXPECT a solution. Keep going. Take action. EXPECT a solution. You can do it. Take all the time you need. Patience+expectation+action-worry=SOLUTION!
When you expect a solution and take action, it has to show up. That’s the secret.

(c)2011 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


7 Responses to “And the answer is…”

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  2. Truden Says:


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  4. Maryellen Says:

    Now we know who the seinsble one is here. Great post!

  5. admin Says:

    LOL You’re giving me too much credit. I’m the floundering one. I just post when I figure out one tiny piece.

  6. Zaylin Says:

    At last, smeonoe comes up with the “right” answer!

  7. admin Says:

    Thanks Zaylin!

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