Favorite Quotes Friday – 2/28/2014

I don’t recall when I first discovered this quote, but boy is it a good one! It’s become one of the guiding principles of my life. I wish I could live its promise all the time, but it can be hard. Yep, I still worry, not as much as I used to. But I could have saved countless hours, days and even weeks had I found this gem earlier in my life. Oh well, not to worry!

In my life, I have found there are two things about which I should never worry. First, I shouldn’t worry about the things I can’t change. If I can’t change them, worry is certainly most foolish and useless. Second, I shouldn’t worry about the things I can change.  If I can change them, then taking action will accomplish far more than wasting my energies in worry. Besides, it is my belief that, 9 times out of 10, worrying about something does more danger than the thing itself. Give worry its rightful place – out of your life. ~~ Unknown

Worry and the Journey(s) Ahead

Just when I think I’ve made it past ‘the worse part” I realize that it’s still a rather hectic process of advancing through my training here at the Swift Academy. Things have not really let up for us. Even since that first tough week, and now that we’re the “senior” class, it’s just a different set of challenges that lie ahead. The stress, along with the fatigue, continues. Getting up each morning at 3:50 a.m. and moving from one task to another throughout the day, with just the usual 15 and 45 minute breaks, during an 11 hour stretch, is beginning to wear me a bit thin. But the goal line is now just a few days away.

There’s a favorite saying of mine regarding worry. There are two things about which I should never worry. First, I shouldn’t worry about the things I cannot change. If I can’t change them, worry is foolish and a complete waste of time. Second, I shouldn’t worry about the things I can change. If I can change them, then taking action will accomplish far more than wasting my energies in worry. So, give worry its rightful place and keep it out of your life.

So that’s where I’m at on this early Sunday morning as I contemplate the final three days of training that lie ahead. Continue reading