Worry—The Big Energy Drainer
Most all of us would agree that worry is the big energy drainer.
Last year I watched the Bridge of Spies, one of my favorite films of the year which starred Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks plays the role of a military lawyer who is defending a Russian spy sentenced to death. Ironically the Russian spy doesn’t seem as concerned as Tom Hanks does. I remember this scene like it was yesterday.
I remember this scene like it was yesterday. Tom Hank’s character says to the spy, “You don’t seem worried.” In a quizzical and confused manner, the spy asks, “Will that help?” That pretty much says it all about the futility of worry.
Unfortunately, worry works in the opposite way. It prevents us from seeing possibilities and opportunities that might be available to us.
What is currently happening in our life and how we think about it are really two entirely different things. And we know we can’t control the uncertainty in our life.
But we can choose to think about what is going on in life, or what might happen in the future, in any way we want.
In my new book, The Soul of Uncertainty, a Fable for our Times, I make reference to what I think of as the rainbow effect. I have found that in the more tropical climates, where it rains a lot and the sky is dark, you know that somewhere up there in the clouds and the darkness, there is a rainbow trying to peek through.
Now I know that not that many of us live in tropical climates. But our lives are like that in many ways. In the midst of the clouds and the darkness that we might be presently experiencing, there is much goodness and possibility waiting to emerge.
Most of us would agree, that worry is a big energy drainer, so keep your eyes open and do not let the worry cloud your vision. Keep looking for the rainbow. It’s there.
To dream -again. To dare -again.
To feel enjoyment and happiness – again,
or for the first time.
To realize – Ah, this is living —
This is the stand I take!
Make your life an exciting journey of discovery.
At times our own light goes out and is reignited by the spark of another person. If you are curious to find out how Mark can make a difference in your life both personally and professionally, you are invited to contact him at 415.453.5016 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to visit his website at http://www.inspirepossibility.com and Amazon to purchase his books. http://amzn.to/2kHnERA You can also have him design a program or training that will support your organization in creating and sustaining a more fulfilling and productive culture.
ABOUT THE SOUL OF UNCERTAINTY—A Fable for our Times
A young man, Buddy, just setting out in life encounters a mysterious “modern day mystic” who promises to help him tap into magical powers inside himself to attain a sense of inner freedom, and his soul’s purpose. An unexpected ‘road trip’ of the soul begins and Buddy is never the same.
The INSPIRE POSSIBILITY blog is dedicated to personal and professional development. Mark Susnow, is an executive-life coach and strategist who inspires others to believe in themselves and to experience more fulfillment and success in their lives.