We have most recently discussed how fear enters our mind. We also determined that we conquer our fears not through worry but with action. It is easy, however, for worry to enter our mind and consume the most precious commodity we have on our side, time. Upon investigation we can find that modern day western culture has stacked the odds against us. We are bombarded with ideas and activities. We are told that things will 'look good on our resume'. Chasing to fill this 'resume' with many things we become depleted of energy. We struggle to lead our family. Exhausted we are left vulnerable to our fears. We have energy to worry but lack enough for action. We may even wish that others would take action for us to calm our worry.
We must decide what is important in our life. No one else can define happiness for us. Are we content with our life? What voids remain? Who is defining the voids, which we must fill? It is instructive for us to recognize the great potential we wield. We can make a tremendous impact by taking action. Not only do we place a stranglehold on fear and worry, but we truly help others as well. We can even remove worry and fear from others in the process. We can inspire. We can prove. We can lead the way. We can take control. Take a moment to read about Chad Pregracke. He was worried about pollution in the Mississippi river. You will find it hard to believe what Chad has accomplished by simply focusing on taking action. Imagine how many before Chad worried about such things. All of the time spent worrying did nothing though.
We too can become experts and eliminate worry. Given the state of our modern day society our good Lord knows that we need more of us taking real action. By focusing on acting within the small environment we control we can expand the effect of our action. Eventually we will find our own self doing and saying things that only an expert could do or say. We will find others approaching us for advice on the subject matter. We will find our self speaking to not only our friends and family but to strangers about our area of expertise. We will learn new things, meet new friends, and affect real change. We will inspire others. Others will thank us for what we do. We will lead instead of worrying. Instead of listening to others engulf us in fear we will eliminate our fear with our mind. We are in control. We will fill the void in our self with joy. What are we waiting for?
Copyright © Robert Clinton Chedester 2012