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Stage 5: Committing, Planning, and Acting

“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” ~Thomas Carlyle, Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian, and teacher during the Victorian era (Dec 4, 1795 – Feb 5, … Continue reading

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Stage 4: Preferring and Deciding

“I can’t tell you how much time is spent worrying about decisions that don’t matter. To just be able to make a decision and see what happens is tremendously empowering, but that means you have to set up the situation … Continue reading

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What are the costs of worrying?

“It is worms which destroy a tree, it is worry which destroys a man.” Turkish proverb The drawbacks of non-productive worrying are considerable. They take a heavy toll. Uncontrolled doubts and fears can be paralyzing. No action is taken to … Continue reading

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Are you ready for Stage 4?

There have been 24 posts on the first 3 stages of dealing with worry – awareness, knowledge, and liking. This is the last post in stage 3 (liking). Many suggestions have been offered. It’s time to gather the ones that … Continue reading

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Leahy, Chansky, Gelatt & Accepting Uncertainty

For someone who is not a worrier, I am surprised that this is the 21st post in this series. I am still in Stage 3 “Analysis and Liking”. I can see 10 or 12 more posts before completing Stage 5 … Continue reading

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What’s so difficult about uncertainty?

“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” ~Nelson Richard DeMille, author of thriller novels, haas also written under the pen names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, and Brad Matthews (born August 23, … Continue reading

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Uncertainty is no stranger

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” ~ Mark Twain, pen name for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American author and humorist (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) Uncertainty is … Continue reading

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