You say you’ve got problems? Watch a couple episodes of “The Walking Dead” and say that again. Now those people have problems. Their lives are a living nightmare. The world they once knew is gone forever. Every minute might be their last.
So unless a horde of zombies have invaded your office, don’t tell me you’ve got problems.
You don’t have problems, you’ve got situations. Challenges. Opportunities to improve. Whatever is it, deal with it. Come up with a plan. Find a solution.
Can you write a check? Great, no more problem. You don’t have the money? Put it on a credit card and get back to work.
What if it’s something you can’t fix? What if someone you love has a terminal illness?
That’s sad, but unless you have a cure, all you can do is be there to comfort them and promise to take care of the ones they leave behind.
Years ago, I gave up using the word “worry”. The word comes with too much emotional baggage, so I sent it packing. Today, I may be “concerned” about something, but never worried.
Life is too short to dwell on anything negative. Worrying is a worthless emotion. It never solved a problem. Not once.
The characters in “The Walking Dead” don’t worry. No time for that. They’re too busy surviving. They are scared and tired and hungry and vigilant, but never worried.
If you have a problem, don’t worry or complain or dwell on the worst case scenario. Do something about it. And count your blessings. Things could be one hell of a lot worse.