I'm very ambitious and I dream of many things. I want to be successful, I want to be wealthy and I want to be famous for a good cause.
I want to contribute to making the world a better place and I want to take up responsibilities that challenge me to be the best I can be and make the optimum use of my intelligence.
My mind is always working every single day to seek for the things I can do to achieve all these desires and whenever I identify something I can do towards that, I do it.
I believe in God and in all my aspirations, I still say my prayers. My prayers are focused on God guiding me to recognize opportunities around me and take action based on the best ideas that I have.
I know I am doing my best and I am not lazy. But here's the problem that I face: Because of all these dreams that occupy my mind, I often find myself worrying about when I'm going to achieve them.
I expect too much from the actions I take and when it seems that my results or expectations are taking too much time to yield to fruition, I become unhappy and more worried.
Does this sound like you? Are you doing your best and you still find yourself worried about when and how things will turn out? Just know that you're not alone in this and continue reading.
People who are very ambitious and people who care about making a difference are usually those who are worried. So the first thing that worrying says about you is that you are already on the path of success.
Lazy people who care less about their surroundings and how they can make a difference in today's world are those who are always relaxed. They have nothing to do, so what is there to worry about?
If you ever found yourself worrying about your future, it's a sign you want to succeed.
However, you must know and try to always be conscious of this fact: Worrying is not the way to success. The way to success is in being active.
At this point, you might be thinking: "I know that already. I've been active. So what the heck is he talking about?"
Well, I haven't landed.. It's true that active people still worry. But the moment they start worrying, what do you think happens? Inactivity sets in. They aren't engaging themselves when they are worried. That's why their minds take over and they begin to feel bad.
The thing about success is that it doesn't want you to sit idly while waiting for it. Neither does it care about you figuring out when and how it will happen. It wants to surprise you. And you only give success that chance, when you are occupied with doing your work or something else!
And therein lies the point I'm trying to make. The secret to stop worrying is to make plans and always be occupied with things that improve your life, teach you something and make you happy.
When you are occupied with these things, you don't remember to think about success. You are busy growing and improving your skills and well-being. And it often happens that success likes you to be occupied this way before it decides to surprise you.
So when you catch yourself worrying about a lot of things, what it means is that you are becoming less occupied. It means you have allowed your desires and expectations stall your progress and happiness.
Look, I understand that it's natural to feel unhappy and sometimes worry when things you are trying to achieve, don't go as you planned it, but the key here is to quickly step out of that worry and occupy yourself with exciting things.
Your work should be exciting to you and you should derive some joy and sense of pride from doing it. If you're not excited by the kind of work you do, then what's the point?
Getting yourself occupied with other things doesn't mean you should work all the time. You should also make out time for relaxation and play.
When you keep getting yourself occupied positively despite how things are going or what results may be showing to you, you will be able to overcome worrying.
I will summarize everything with this analogy:
When you're cooking food, does the food get cooked faster when you keep checking and checking it every minute?
Or does it appear to get cooked faster than you thought when you go ahead and occupy your mind with something else(say a movie or task)?
Do you get that surprise email when you keep checking and checking your mail box every second?
Or when you forget about it and carry on happily with your life?
Doesn't it seem as though things happen faster when you're not looking?
Worrying is a trap for the mind.
Stop worrying, be happy, develop yourself and keep winning!
Your success isn't that far away!