Few behaviors sabotage our effectiveness more than worry.
But this pandemic is treatable. After all, worry is internal. No one forces you to do it, no one but you can fix it, and no one but you is fully aware of the extent of it. Our worry is precisely that: ours.
It’s triggered by circumstances but not caused by them. For example, worry isn’t isolated to a specific economic group we call “poor.” In fact, the economic poor often worry less about money than the economically advantaged. Our greatest worry is often caused by comparison, not need. On paper this makes no sense.
Worry is seldom reserved for the most likely immediate possibilities. In fact, most of our worries are about terrorists, tumors, kidnappings, and such. Our imaginations run amok.
Why do we do this?