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.
JOURNAL ENTRY JUNE 22, 2003
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
- Do you worry a lot?
- If so, what do you worry about?
- If you don’t worry about anything, write about how you are able to do this.
- Do you doubt your abilities? If so, write about your doubts here.
- If you have no doubts, write about how you are able to approach your life from this perspective.
- If applicable, what are the benefits of having worries or doubts?
- If applicable, how would you behave differently if you no longer had worries or doubts?
Exercise for Your Team or Group
- As a group, have an open discussion about the worries or doubts people are having. What are these worries?
- How are these worries or doubts impacting the performance of the group?
- How can the group use any worries or doubts to reinforce the overall goal or intention?
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