Two posts I like:
Hugh reminds us that all moments are random with this sparse drawing. Love it. Human systems are chaotic systems, meaning that we cannot predict what's going to happen and each moment is sensitive (affected by) to the preceding moments.
This is what makes life an exploration. To generate breakthroughs, we should embrace the randomness of life and put our chaotic systems to work for us by being focused and in action in a methodically relentless way. Flap our butterfly wings.
But many people stress over their inability to control the uncontrollable (you are not in control). We WORRY too much and often about the wrong stuff. This leads me to the second post I like a lot. Adrian, over at Slow Leadership, offers this post called, Stress-busters: How to worry less and live more.
Worry is a chosen behavior and we can choose not to worry in an instant. An instant. Worry rarely serves us well and often gets in the way of our progress (giving us more reason to worry!). Don't let the self-fulfilling prophecy work in the negative, put it to work in the positive.
When we worry we act different, talk different, decide different. Spiral down, down, down. And as Adrian points out, most of us don't have a thing to really worry about.
When I catch myself worrying, I remind myself that this particular belief and feeling is neither valid, helpful, nor fun and choose to take on a different perspective. It is that simple. One clarification: just because we stop worrying does not mean we do not seek to solve problems or care about an outcome.
Make this a week of embracing the chaotic, rejecting worry, and being courageous.