Today’s Mice Nibbling on Tomorrow’s Cheese
Worry. Fret. Concern. Call it what you will – it all adds up to a big fat minus! That’s right – not only does it clutter up our brains with ‘white noise’, it also robs us of time and energy. And worst of all – it only brings to pass that which we are worrying about.
“Worry is today's mice nibbling on tomorrow's cheese”- Anonymous
“You see, I told you so! I knew that would happen. You ran with that stick – and I was worried to death that you would fall and poke yourself – and look – it happened!”.
The question is – did it happen because it was going to happen anyway – or did it happen because someone was envisioning it happening, over and over – literally inviting or calling the event into being?
Napoleon Hill (and may other famous people) said, “What you think upon grows”. Our thoughts are very powerful, as we all know. In fact, they are much like mental magic wands. What we dwell upon becomes our reality. It’s part of the law of attraction.
This simple fact is what makes our thoughts so powerful. If you focus your attention upon poverty, you will attract poverty into your life. If you think about illness, you will get sick.
It is for this same principle that Mother Theresa told someone who asked her to fight against war that she maintained that she would not. She would instead fight FOR PEACE Even she knew the magic of our minds and how as we focus on something we can bring it into reality.
When we worry, what we are really doing is painting a mental picture of the worst possible scenario in our mind and creating a video. Then we play it over and over again, attracting the exact circumstances that will bring the ‘mind movie’ into being. Worry is in fact negative goal setting.
The other effect that worry has on us - is that it distracts us from the things we should be focusing on. For many years I spent a good deal of my day – wondering or worrying about the next event, the next phone call I had to make, the next place I had to go, the next bill I had to pay.
While I was busy living in the next moment – usually in a worried state, I missed the things that were happening around me that I could have been celebrating. I also missed connecting with the people I could have been connecting with. Yes, I was there in body – but not in spirit.
Many of us never realize how often we worry about things. In fact many business people spend a great deal of time worrying about paying their bills, or worrying that they won’t attract any new customers. Instead what they could be doing is recalling the excitement of the last customer, celebrating their purchase and anticipating the next sale as being even better.
One of the things I suggest to people who find themselves worrying the day away, is to carry around a gratitude journal. It is the easiest way to say thank you for the things you have received and focus on how your creator, the Universe or whomever you turn to, has taken care of you and your needs.
When we focus on being grateful for what we have and stop worrying about what we do not have, we open the doors to a brand new future – where we set positive goals.
Worry is like paying interest on money not borrowed. Think about it. We would never even consider paying interest if we did not borrow the money.
So stop worrying, fretting, becoming overly concerned about what has not yet happened and focus on the outcome you want instead. When you catch yourself in a worried state – take several very deep breaths, say out loud “cancel that” and create the ending you wish to see instead. It works every time.
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