Warrior or Worrier?

March 21st, 2010

A friend of mine recommended me a book titled “The Worry Cure” by author Robert L. Leahy. He mentioned that this book has helped him in finding ways to stay in the moment, be positive and rational with his thinking.

After reading the general summary of this book, I too have found that the teachings in this book are extremely valuable.

Author Leahy breaks down his research into a seven-step program to help us understand our own “theory” about worry, how our mind works, how our personality affects our worry and the most effective techniques for defeating our worry and breaking those rules once and for all:

1. Identify productive and unproductive worry.
2. Accept reality and commit to change.
3. Challenge your worried thinking.
4. Focus on the deeper threat.
5. Turn “failure” into opportunity.
6. Use your emotions rather than worry about them.
7. Take control of time.

Immediately I resonated with points 1, 2 6 and 7. This book has forced me to once again put into perspective what  is productive and unproductive worrying. To focus on the things that I am blessed with and not dwell on what i don’t have.

I encourage you all to read this book, focus on what is good in your life and not live in a constant worried state.

Strive to be a positive Warrior; not a negative Worrier.

Robert L. Leahy http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/12/06/earlyshow/leisure/books/main1099210.shtml

3 Responses to “Warrior or Worrier?”

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