I believe coaching is the path to mastery and I have a coach in many areas of my life. In my personal life and business, I’ve been working with Steve Hardison, https://theultimatecoach.com. He’s a powerful creator and has helped me more than I can put in words. This last week I was with him in his office in Mesa, Arizona and he said something that really stuck with me. It was in the context of very carefully monitoring your thoughts and attaching only to those that you want to see come to fruition. He said “worry is a waste of imagination”. I thought I’d share this because I know how destructive worrying has been for me and I see it other’s experiences too, and that statement is so clear on what worry is. I have a much better check on worrying now though there was a time when that was not the case.
I’ll expand a bit more. Worrying, it turns out, is the mind either reflecting on an undesirable past, or imagining an undesirable outcome in the future that has not happened. And when you start to look at it, that undesirable outcome you’re worrying about is probably on the edge of the bell curve of possibilities anyway. Let’s go every further. Even if that extreme situation you’re worrying about did happen, unless you died, you’d get through it and handle it.
Bottom line, our imagination is powerful and worthy of daily work to keep it focused only on the things worth experiencing in life and in business.
I’d love to hear what you do to keep your mind in check and on course. Comment and share here and let us know.