“I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get.” Richard M. Nixon
A cool person is not always worried, always freaking out, always running around saying, “the sky is falling“.
The sky is not falling. Chill out dude. Life can be tough. It can be grueling and mean, but life is mostly a mental game and if you have a mentality of a worrywart, you are going to be stressing more than you need to be a man.
Biblical advice is do not let your heart be troubled or mind be afraid and that’s the same advice I have for being cool. All that stressing is going to make your life miserable and those around you miserable.
Not to mention stress makes your face look ugly and is hazardous to your health.
When we are always worried, always assuming the worst, we are inviting unfortunate events into our reality because it is what we expect.
The secret of life is what we expect to happen will happen. If we are broke, and we dwell on our poverty, we will probably prolong the struggle.
The best way out of poverty is to realize being broke is a temporary situation. Saying we live in poverty alone, gives our temporary brokenness too much control and power.
Instead of thinking I live in poverty, it’s better to think when I finish my book I will have enough money to do anything I want, or I can’t wait to start a new job, or money is on the way because the universe is full of abundance and it wants me to be financially secure.
Being worried will actually create more problems in your life than being relaxed because a worried person cannot see clearly. A worried person makes a mountain out of a molehill.
A worried person acts in such an erratic manner, that they make things worse for themselves, which is often why when we are freaking out; the feedback we get is just calm down. That’s right man, just calm down. It’s in your best interest to calm down.
When you start to imagine everything is bad and getting worse, your perspective shifts to desperation and this creates pessimism.
When you create too much pessimism in your thoughts, you become anxious, suicidal and depressed. When we become suicidal and depressed we become destructive, uncaring and reckless.
This combination of attitudes makes you dangerous to yourself and society. When you see the glass as half-empty, instead of half-full, your friends become your enemies and your opportunities become our prisons.
When anxiety gets the best of you it’s impossible to think clearly or rationally and you start to behave erratically. Once you begin to have racing thoughts, it’s hard to sleep and easy to panic.
Your behavior is going to be abnormal if you panic.
Anxiety makes disastrous life events much worse, because you start to imagine the worst and this thinking thrusts you into a dark pattern of negative thinking and acting hysterical, which only digs you further into the ground.
If you want to dig your own grave fast, be overcome with anxiety instead of managing it. There are ways to manage anxiety, going for a walk, talking with a friend, turning on a movie.
This is why people preach of the wonders of meditation, it hushes the mind. Usually, things look much better in the morning simply because sleep reduces our anxieties about situations.
When you are worried, you are coming from a place of fear. Sometimes you have good reason to fear, but most of the time it’s paranoia getting the best of you. Humans have powerful imaginations. Most of the things that keep you up at night, never happen in the real world, just your head for this reason, it’s a waste of time to worry. It’s not productive. If you did have a crisis to solve, freaking out is not going to help.
Being calm and cool under pressure, is the difference between being strong and a wimp.
The truth is, whatever you have to face, even if it's cancer, a divorcee or going to jail, you have to face it. You cannot escape your karmic fate.
Owning up to mishaps can be empowering and if you own up to your mistakes, and face the ramifications of your actions, you need not worry.
You only need to worry when we are too cowardly to face the music.
Not only is it uncool to be worried all the time, it’s ungodly.
When you are over anxious, and stressed, it is hard to be grateful for what is already in your life.
Living an anxious life will keep us fearing danger and unable to appreciate what’s around us.
if you don’t count your blessings you will lose track of them till you have nothing left.
God himself says do not worry, fear not my child. In Matthew 6:25, it says, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes.” What this passage is trying to say, is sometimes you will end up in raggedy old clothes, but don’t let this hurt your esteem because it’s a temporary situation.
Sometimes you will eat food you don’t really like, if you eat at all, and as long as you have life in you still that is all we really need. Life will work itself out. It always does. Think back to your worst problem, you solved it didn’t you.
A cool person remembers life never gives them more than they can handle. If your challenges are harder than others, that’s because you can take a bigger punch.
In Matthew 6:27, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” Worrying doesn’t add time; it steals valuable time from you.
When you spend days, weeks, even months worrying, you stop living life to the fullest and become paralyzed with worry. You are not behaving as a powerful and beautiful creature when you are hauled up in the house stressing and bickering. It’s not enlightened to worry. Worry is a parasite of the mind. It will feed on your soul and steal your joy.
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