Monday, 25 July 2011

Using reason to contest overblown concerns (Part 2 of 8)

Worry and anxiety are powerful inhibitors of achievement.

Fear can make us discard viable initiatives; apprehension may consume our energies and prevent us from moving forward; concern can block reasonable attempts to improve our situation.

We stay behind because our minds blow risks out of proportion.

We give up too soon because we underestimate our capacity to adopt preventive measures; we walk downtrodden paths for fear of lions that we have never seen; we stick to unproductive routines to avoid the discomfort associated with change.

To be continued in the next post.


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