I have often counseled new vendors with the following blunt phrase: “Don’t Borrow Trouble!” Usually after they come to me with excessive angst over what they are or are not doing “right”. When they look at me askance, I try to explain what I mean and they get the picture – or not! Really, what and where has worry over what might or might not be ever gotten you? (And yes, it took me years to learn this myself!)
Today I found this quote on another blog and it expresses exactly what I want to tell people who constantly seem to worry about the unforeseen or the past because life is really out of our hands and in Another’s!
Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone;
and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come.
Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”
Ida Scott Taylor
With those words in mind, I will be true to myself this next year and let go of “what if”!