Episode 59: Worry

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“Worrying is usually a sign that we’re Upper-Limiting. It is usually not a sign that we’re thinking about something useful. The crucial sign that we’re worrying unnecessarily is when we’re worrying about something we have no control over. Worrying is useful only if it concerns a topic we can actually do something about, and if it leads to our taking positive action right away. All other worry is just Upper Limit noise, designed by our unconscious to keep us safely within our Zone of Excellence or Zone of Competence.” ~ Gay Hendricks from The Big Leap

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Worry

“Worrying is usually a sign that we’re Upper-Limiting. It is usually not a sign that we’re thinking about something useful. The crucial sign that we’re worrying unnecessarily is when we’re worrying about something we have no control over. Worrying is useful only if it concerns a topic we can actually do something about, and if it leads to our taking positive action right away. All other worry is just Upper Limit noise, designed by our unconscious to keep us safely within our Zone of Excellence or Zone of Competence.” ~ Gay Hendricks from The Big Leap

That’s awesome. You worrying about anything in your life right now?

Check in and see if you have control over it. If you *can’t* do anything about it, worrying isn’t gonna help. So, um, quit leaking your energy like that! If you *can* do something about it, what’re you waiting for?!? Get on it. (We’ll wait for you to return after you’ve taken some action to move from worry to resolution. :)

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