The Journey from Worrier to Warrior ~ Living Life At the Level of Your Design | Dr. Rick Wallace
Did you know that 40 percent of what people worry about never happens, and another 18-20 percent of what people worry about has already happened? That is 60 percent of our worries that are wasted energy. Wouldn’t it be better to focus that energy on impacting the things that we control? Absolutely!
These four actions will help you alleviate worry, fear, anxiety, and stress in your life. Choose to be in the moment and look to the future. Choose to focus on the things that you control.
Have the courage to take on life’s challenges head-on instead of attempting to avoid them by hovering in your little corner of comfort. When you make the right choice and exhibit courage, you will gain control over your life. No, you will not be able to control everything and everyone, but you will be able to control how you respond to everything you encounter.
The journey from worrier to warrior is more mental than it is physical. The brain is like a muscle. The more you use a particular part of the brain, the more functional and efficient it becomes. The brain even becomes denser in that specific area. Basically, the more you use your brain to perform a desired task, the better you will become at it. So, when you take intentional action to take necessary action despite fear and worry, the more you will tend to do it naturally. Additionally, you will develop a habitual proclivity to act without having to think about it. It will become second nature.
You must learn to trust your design and purpose. You must understand that no matter what comes your way, you are built for it. There have been multitudinous situations in which I was faced with overwhelming odds. It was then that I looked into the mirror, and I declared, “I’m built for this.”
To realize the fulfillment of your transition requires commitment. Simply put, you must be willing to go the distance. There can’t be anything that you can face that will shut you down and make you quit. When you are willing to go the distance, there is absolutely nothing that can stop you. Everything you desire that has intrinsic value is on the other side of fear. I invite you to make the transition from worrier to warrior! ~ Rick Wallace, Ph.D., Psy.D.