You know those times when you want to do something, but you’re REALLY worried about what might happen? Your thoughts are racing, and you can only focus on how it might go wrong.
I have one question that will get rid of 50% of those worries:
“Do I need to worry about this right now?”
I’ll give you an example. Say you’re looking for a new job, and you’re checking out a job listing on Linkedin. It looks great, the company sounds interesting, but you hesitate to click send because a worry pops up in your head: “I don’t know if they’ll meet my salary requirements.”
I know, most of you think that’s a totally reasonable concern.
Let me break down why it’s not.
#1 - You will never know if they’ll meet your salary requirements if you don’t apply.
#2 - You will never know if they’ll meet your salary requirements if you don’t interview.
#3 - You will never know if they’ll meet your salary requirements if you don’t get an offer and negotiate first.
There are so many steps that need to happen between you clicking ‘send’, and you finding out if they will, or will not meet your salary requirements.
So why are you focusing on that right now?
Think about something that you’ve been hesitating doing because you’re in the worry cycle.
Write down the worries that you have about this situation.
Review each worry, and ask yourself: “Is this something that I need to worry about right now?” If not, ask when you do need to worry about it - and resolve to ignore it until then.
You might be surprised what suddenly falls off your list of worries.
What worries can you say “not today, satan!” to today? Reply and let me know.