Someone once asked me what were the highest hurdles I had to jump over when I started my career as a ghostwriter and editor. It’s a good question.
The hardest hurdles to jump over were all in my own head. Worrying about whether I’d spend all my savings and end up on welfare, worrying about pleasing my clients, worrying that no one would hire me, worrying that I’d embarrass myself and my family by failing, worrying worrying worrying.
I’m not sure you can ever banish worry entirely. It seems to be part of who we are as humans. But I have learned to replace much of my worry with trust.
On good days, and even on average days, I trust that the universe wants me to succeed. I trust that if I do my part, the universe will do its part. On bad days, I confess I might revert to worrying a little. Luckily those days are now few. One of my favorite quotes about worry is “Worry is interest paid on a debt you may not owe,” by Peter McWilliams.
So there’s my tip for today: Trust works better than Worry.