Sunday, March 20, 2011

Don't Worry, Be Happy

"Worry is the misuse of imagination."  Dan Zadra

Does your imagination ever run wild worrying about something beyond your control which will probably never happen anyway?  I bet that's a resounding "Yes!"  We've all been there haven't we?  Some people  snap back to reality quickly and others tend to live in the 'what if' world.  I've certainly done it. 

I met a 90 year old lady on Valentines Day.  Her face was uncluttered with wrinkles and frown lines, smooth as a baby's behind..  After complimenting her on her skin and her peaceful countenance, I asked her how she kept her skin so beautiful.  She said, "I don't worry about anything."   "Wow, that's great.  That must be hard to do", I said.  "No, it's not", she said bluntly.  "Worrying doesn't help."

We can learn a lot from our older sisters if we listen.  They have been where we are, many times, and emerged wiser for the experience.  "Worry is the misuse of imagination", is attributed to  Dan Zadra , well known in leadership and communication circles.  There is truth in these words.


  1. That is a great tip and story. Only now how to put it in practice....

  2. It is most challenging I agree. I'll write on that soon. Thanks for commenting.


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