“Don’t borrow problems from the future,” said a friend and colleague. And then she noted it was one of her favorite quotes. It is becoming my favorite quote too. So I tried to find out who said it first and according to Google lots of people have said this. It is a relatively common thought.
Worrying is something we excel at doing. We worry about our kids. We worry about our parents, our friends, our houses, our pets. We worry at home and work and everywhere in between.
“But, what if…” is the sentence that puts an end to the beginning of any new project. We can easily talk ourselves out of just about anything.
Sometimes, to move forward, we have to forget about the future and focus on today. Concentrate on that one first step of the project. What is the one thing we can do to get started? Focus on just one single small step today. Then concentrate on the next step tomorrow. When you find the association is slowing down or becoming stuck, focus on today’s task and try not to borrow problems from the future.