Endless bone-worrying not constructive exercise; if anything, diminishes odds for favorable outcome by limiting scope of mind’s operation, cuts down opportunities for serendipity to lend hand. Besides, takes fun out of life — especially important when little enough to be had.
What do you worry about?
What do you worry about? Your job, your family, losing your home, money, illness?
Worry can put you into a wheel chair with rheumatism and arthritis. Dr. Russell L. Cecil, of the Cornell University Medical School, is a world-recognised authority on arthritis; and he has listed four of the commonest conditions that bring on arthritis:
1. Marital shipwreck. 2. Financial disaster and grief. 3. Loneliness and worry. 4. Long-cherished resentments.
Naturally, these four emotional situations are far from being the only causes of arthritis. There are many different kinds of arthritis-due to various causes.
Do you love life? Do you want to live long and enjoy good health? Here is how you can do it.
I am quoting Dr. Alexis Carrel again. He said:
“Those who keep the peace of their inner selves in the midst of the tumult of the modern city are immune from nervous diseases.”
Can you keep the peace of your inner self in the midst of the tumult of a modem city? If you are a normal person, the answer is “yes”. “Emphatically yes.”
Most of us are stronger than we realise. We have inner resources that we have probably never tapped. As Thoreau said in his immortal book, Walden:
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. … If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
The best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today’s work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.
Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember “Life is too short to be little”.
If You Have A Lemon, Make A Lemonade
That is what a great educator does. But the fool does the exact opposite. If he finds that life has handed him a lemon, he gives up and says: “I’m beaten. It is fate. I haven’t got a chance.” Then he proceeds to rail against the world and indulge in an orgy of selfpity.
But when the wise man is handed a lemon, he says: “What lesson can I learn from this misfortune? How can I improve my situation? How can I turn this lemon into a lemonade?
References : How To Stop Worrying And Start Living By Dale Carnegie