- Don’t worry about how other people view you. What’s important is how you view yourself. With billions of people in this world, it’s highly unlikely that we’re all going to take the same path or the same approach to anything. If you feel like eating with your hands, by all means, go feral on that breakfast burrito. In some cases, it may be wise to clean up your act (during an important interview, for example), but if you’re in a room full of strangers you’re never going to see again, fuhgeddaboudit.
- Don’t worry about losing. It’s inevitable. No matter how incredible you are at astrophysics, you may be piss poor at hopscotch. If you’re bad at something, take the opportunity to learn from someone who is more skilled than you. From Venus Williams, “Losses have propelled me to even bigger places, so I understand the importance of losing.”
- Don’t worry about the six dollar latte. Give in. Money comes and goes, and while it can be wise to be frugal and penny-pinch, don’t deprive yourself of an over-priced pat on the back once in a great while.
- Don’t worry about looking “dumb.” Joel Runyon posted an incredible article a little over a year ago about The Benefits of Looking Dumb. It’s hilarious, highly inspirational, and I demand you go read it before you finish the rest of this article. Amazing. “Big risks reap big rewards.”
- Don’t worry about farts. Because everyone does it and it’s not good for you to hold ‘em in while you’re in the presence of a total babe you’re trying to mack on. Besides, they will come out in your sleep anyway, so you may as well use them to power the punch line to a joke since you won’t be able to defend yourself while you’re snoozing.
- Don’t worry about yesterday. It’s come and gone and there’s nothing you can do about it. Don’t like the sound of that? Too bad. Focus on today. In the words of Gene Brown, “Today’s opportunities erase yesterday’s failures.” Kick extra ass today if you are feeling down about yesterday.
- Don’t worry. According to a bunch of studies, worrying causes health ailments. Google “worry causes” and see what automatically fills in. Yikes. Easier said than done sometimes, but take this week to try and find peace and learn to “let it go.” Worry = focusing on negative things = manifesting negative things. Like attracts like, remember? Catch yourself when you find that you’re starting to worry. Acknowledge the thought, smile, and let it pass.
Have a great week and don’t worry ’bout a thing. Yup, I went there. Yeehaw.
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