Let the news come when it arrives

The ancient philosopher, Seneca, once spoke about how it ruins the soul when we sit around worrying about the future and being miserable about the misery that hasn’t happened.

it’s quite interesting when we think about it — we naturally tend to worry, and tense up with anxiety about things that may or may not ever happen. However, waiting for something means that it hasn’t happened, so our reactions are actually voluntary.

That means, we can consciously change them. I am a believer that almost every action or inaction is a choice. I believe that I am in control of my emotions and therefore when it comes to things that are yet to happen, I can influence my emotions surrounding them.

Why worry about something that may never happen. If it turns out to be bad, then my worry hasn’t actually solved anything, other than cause me added stress and anxiety. If it turns out to be better than expected, then my worry was wasted and had no impact on the final outcome.

Instead, I try and keep myself busy, such that I don’t have time to worry about things that may or may not happen.

Another way to look at it is through the lens of the below video:

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Nabil Murad

Full time professional youth basketball with an avid interest in meta-learning. Passionate about youth development, behavioural psychology and storytelling