They mostly paralyze.
And take away your energy.
Instead of giving you energy.
They make you feel helpless.
Instead of hopeful.
So why not turn it around?
Why not use your worries as fuel?
Why not use them to build something out of nothing?
Why not use them to create things that take away your worries?
I know why.
Because it’s difficult.
It’s difficult to create things.
No matter what things.
And it’s a lot easier to just sit and wait.
To blame others for your worries.
To feel helpless.
Here's the thing...
One of the biggest reasons why we’re so worried about so many things is that we keep playing a game where we put all our eggs into one basket.
A basket we have basically zero control over.
That one job.
That one career.
That one big deal that has to work out.
And on and on and on.
Now this might have worked a couple of decades ago.
But it doesn't really work anymore in the 21st century.
The 21st century is all about diversification.
Whenever you play a high stakes game where you put all your eggs into one basket, a basket you have basically zero control over, then you're at risk of losing it all pretty much every single time it's your turn.
And then all that’s going to happen is that you’re going to be worried. Constantly. Sooner or later. Because you know that the game you're playing is risky. That the longer you keep playing that game, the riskier it probably gets.
And what do you call a game you have basically zero control over?
Right, it's a gamble.
That’s what it is.
And that’s what it boils down to at the end of the day.
If you put all your eggs into one basket, a basket you basically have zero control over, then you’re gambling.
Like it or not…
And whenever you gamble, there's a lot to worry about.
Because you can't really predict the outcome.
Or control the outcome.
So all you do is gable...
And gambling will always leave you a train wreck.
So if all you do is gamble without having a backup plan, then you’re going to get worried.
Sooner or later.
And the longer you’re gambling, the harder it gets to keep winning.
Again, simple math...
So we’re worried.
All the time.
About pretty much everything.
So instead of putting all your eggs into one basket, try to work on building a life with as many different baskets as possible.
Baskets you have control over.
So that in case that one basket gets lost, stolen or disappears overnight you still have dozens of other baskets.
So how do you create different baskets?
By using your worries as fuel.
By being paranoid.
But not in a destructive or passive way.
But in a creative and active way.
By channeling your fear into creating things.
By being paranoid about risk.
By hedging your risk.
By working on plan A, B and C long before you need them.
By channeling your fear into things that give you a feeling of being in control.
A feeling of being in control of your own future.
Instead of outsourcing it to the casino owners...