This is lesson 9 in Part 1 of my upcoming book, “Engage, Connect, Grow – 52 lessons to guide individuals and corporate teams to the heart of what truly matters to them.” The book is coming out in the Fall of 2017.

I have spent my life worrying a lot. It seems to be a common behaviour in my family. What do you worry about?

Here is an entry related to how I changed my focus on worrying about things.


I have said it many times. I am confident and I am my own person. I am not a follower. I am

a leader. I find that I go through phases where I tend to follow others. I don’t express my own

opinion in fear of upsetting people. My opinion does count and I can tell people what I think.

I don’t have to worry about what they think of me. I can be confident that my opinion counts

for something. I am quite focused right now, but I have to remember that I don’t need to put

others’ thoughts in my head; just put my own thoughts there.

I am happy

I am confident

I have an exciting life

I am working toward my goals and dreams

Not every day is a party

Every day does count and I can do my best to make the most of it

I am patient, I am patient, I am patient

I value others’ opinions

I don’t always have to be right

I don’t always have to be right.

Exercise for You

  1. Do you worry a lot?
  2. If so, what do you worry about?
  3. If you don’t worry about anything, write about how you are able to do this.
  4. Do you doubt your abilities? If so, write about your doubts here.
  5. If you have no doubts, write about how you are able to approach your life from this perspective.
  6. If applicable, what are the benefits of having worries or doubts?
  7. If applicable, how would you behave differently if you no longer had worries or doubts?


Exercise for Your Team or Group

  1. As a group, have an open discussion about the worries or doubts people are having. What are these worries?
  2. How are these worries or doubts impacting the performance of the group?
  3. How can the group use any worries or doubts to reinforce the overall goal or intention?


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