Fear and worry are interest paid in advance on something you may never own. Action attacks worry.
“What if I don’t like the place that I move to?”
“What if I can’t sell my house?”
“What if my kids don’t have the time to help me go through my stuff?”
“What ifs” can fill you with worry and cause you to stay frozen in time.
Many clients I meet have a look of worry on their faces. They begin to tell me how they need to move and just can’t see how they will ever be able to accomplish such a huge task.
George told me that he wasn’t sleeping well. He was tossing and turning with worry, thinking of all the different things that needed to be done to get moved.
Betty had lost her husband. Four years after her husband’s passing she realized that now she must make the transition of moving to a smaller space. She was feeling very isolated. Worry was holding her back from making a decision. How could she let go of all her treasures and leave all her memories?
There is an old Swedish Proverb that says: “Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.” The word itself is derived from an Anglo-Saxon term meaning “to strangle” or to “choke off.” “Things are seldom as they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream” said W. S. Gilbert. As we dwell on and worry about matters beyond our control, a negative effect begins to set in. “Too much analysis leads to paralysis.” Worry is a route which leads from somewhere to nowhere. Don’t let it direct your life.
What about fear? “Fear is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.” “Worry is simply the triumph of fear over faith.” Never respond out of fear and never fear to respond.
Action attacks fear and worry. Go ahead and make a first step.
- Clean out a junk drawer.
- Attack a clothes closet.
- Ask a friend who has moved how they like living in a smaller space.
- Begin researching where you would like to move to.
- Talk to a realtor.
- Find a Senior Move Manager in your area
As you begin to take an action, you will see that fear and worry will begin to melt from your mind.