The Biggest Problem Facing Society

The only thing holding you back from becoming the person that makes these changes is lack of faith, faith that you can do it, faith that it’s worth doing, faith that failure won’t destroy you
— Anonymous

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I'm not religious by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I was quite vocal in my opposition. I bombasted religion. I didn't understand it. Nor did I make any attempt to understand the view point of those who did. I passed followers off as foolish. I took on worry for my own selfish view point. My need to be right has since softened. Life is full of mystery. We're not meant to understand everything. It's why know-it-alls are so damn annoying.

Do you have any idea what's coming next? Neither do I. Worry is one of the biggest problems facing society. It's what makes living in the moment feel next to impossible. It trips our anxiety and riddles us with the fear of the unknown. An expectation of what's about to happen. Based on nothing more than our thoughts. Lost without the ability to know what's coming next.

I challenge you, take the words of this World War II Doctor and live them. Who this man is, we're not sure and nor does it matter. Dale Carnegie shared them as a time-tested method for conquering worry.

One grain of sand at a time. One task at a time.

I want you to think of your life as an hourglass. You know there are thousands of grains of sand in the top of the hourglass; and they all pass slowly and evenly through the narrow neck in the middle. Nothing you or I could do would make more than one grain of sand pass through this narrow neck without impairing the hourglass. You and I and everyone else are like this hourglass. When we start in the morning, there are hundreds of tasks which we feel that we must accomplish that day, but if we do not take them one at a time and let them pass through the day slowly and evenly as do the grains of sand passing through the narrow neck of the hourglass, then we are bound to break our own physical or mental structure.

Hold yourself accountable! Shoot me an e-mail and tell me what you're working on!