Tag Archives: worry

Be Flexible

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. It’s the end you’re after.
Anthony Robbins

Plans are essential, but I don’t think they require religious adherence. If a plan is working, stick with it. If not, change it.
Robert Dedman

The opposite of quitting isn’t “waiting around.” No, the opposite of quitting is an invigorated new strategy designed to break the problem apart.
Seth Godin

Flexibility allows you to put worry where it belongs – out of your life – because you know that if one path is closed to you, you can find another one to get you to wherever it is you want to go.
Pat Williams

When you fail it’s often not the inherent goal that was wrong or misguided, it was simply that the means to that goal were inappropriate. You must be able to separate your vision from the path to that vision – sometimes it’s just the route you take that has to be altered.
Rick Pitino


Life follows the 95/5 rule. Ninety-five percent of what we worry about will never happen. And 95 percent of the time, if it does happen, the anticipation has been far worse than the reality.
Roger Crawford

Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God, so there’s no room left for worry thoughts.
Howard Christy

I try to only worry about things I have control over.
Steve Nash

All worry is caused by calculating without God.
Oswald Chambers

Work doesn’t make a person tired, worry does. It saps your energy and attacks your dreams. It tries to make you believe you can’t succeed when success is almost within your grasp. Win over worry, and you’ll find that victory is at hand.
John Maxwell


Faith means not worrying.
John Dewey

Faith goes up the stairs that love has made and looks out of the windows which hope has opened.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
St. Augustine

Thank God for what you have. Trust God for what you need.

Often God’s answers are not the answers we’re looking for, and it’s important that we arrive at a place in our faith where we are able to accept whatever response He gives us.
Mary Lou Retton

When Bad Things Happen

The iron crown of suffering precedes the golden crown of glory.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts.
St. Francis de Sales

Suffering and success go together. If you are succeeding without suffering, it is because others before you have suffered; if you are suffering without succeeding, it is that others after you may succeed.
Edward Judson


The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
Arnold Bennett

It is not work that kills me; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
Henry Ward Beecher

Worry – a god, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair grey.
Benjamin Disraeli

Ulcers are what you get from mountain climbing over mole hills.

O Father, save me from the depression that comes from accepting every gloomy prediction and every bad news story as though they were the whole truth. May your grace help me not to be anxious about tomorrow, but to live with the trust that enables me to cope with today.
Reginald Hollis


Faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.
Philip Yancey

Pseudo faith always arranges a way out in case God fails it.
A.W. Tozer

Worry prays in panic; faith gives thanks in confidence.
David Young

Faith is not faith which is not tried.
Katherine Zell

Count on the proven fact that your Father’s nature is to be faithful and generous, always seeking your best.
Bruce Wilkinson


When I’ve had a rough day, before I go to sleep I ask myself if there’s anything more I can do right now. If there isn’t, I sleep sound.
L.L. Colbert

If you don’t like to worry, why do it? It doesn’t help your performance.
Joe Namath

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they possess, they would stop worrying.
Dale Carnegie

It is not only wrong to worry, it is infidelity, because worrying means that we do not think that God can look after the practical details of our lives.
Oswald Chambers

It’s not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow that weigh a man down. For the needs of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet.
George MacDonald