Go back five years and try to remember where you were, what you were doing, who you were with at the time, recall the good and the bad.
Then fast forward to today – who is in your life (are they the same people as five years ago?), did your fears come true all these years later (probably not but if they did, you likely feared the wrong things).
What is surprising about life today that you could not see then – In my life a move from west back east, a new university at which to teach, a health scare from a loved one – you get the idea – all unseen previously.
What bothers us most is fear thoughts – things that will never come true. To dwell on them is a waste of time and life.
Instead, concentrate on resilience – the ability to recover from difficulties that we can never predict and therefore should not waste time worrying about them.
Become expert at springing back from life’s curve balls not worrying about what will likely never happen.
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