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So many individuals I’ve encountered lately seem to be functioning in “panic mode” as the rule rather than the exception.  Perhaps believing there’s nothing they can do to change their circumstances or feeling a lack of control over what the future may hold, and they’re caught up in a never-ending cycle of soul-sucking, energy-draining despair…so focused on all the things that are wrong or feeling victimized by all the people that “done them wrong”, they forget the POWER to do something – anything, is with them and has never left.  It’s buried under all that emotional mud.

Here’s a story from “The Group of 33” for you to read so you can begin to change your perspective and focus, if you are one of those people that have been afflicted with panic:

“Panicking when something really bad happens is counterproductive.

The new Home Depot just down the street is having its grand

opening sale—this is not the time to figure out a new strategy for
your hardware store. It’s way too late for that.

Imagine a potbellied, nervous, cigarette-smoking salesman,
pacing back and forth in front of his office building. He’s annoyed
to be outside, but they won’t let him smoke inside. He’s
puffing as hard as he can, anxious about getting back to work.

This guy is focused on solving the urgent problems in his life.
And all those problems are about today. He’s not focused one bit
on losing weight or giving up cigarettes or understanding how
tense he is. He figures that there will be time for that later.

Right now, he needs to panic about the sales numbers that are
due tomorrow. He’ll have time to panic about his health when
he’s in the hospital having bypass surgery.

The time to panic about his health is right now, of course,
while he can still do something about it. Taking action today on
a long-term problem is easier, cheaper, more effective, and far
less time consuming than waiting for it to become an emergency.
The time to panic about his health is today. The time to panic
about the sales numbers was last week.

Why not start panicking in advance? Why not start taking
emergency measures while there’s still a chance that those emergency
measures will actually accomplish something?

Is your flagship product going to be obsolete in five years? You
betcha. That means the time to start panicking about a replacement
is right now, not in four years.

Every organization that gets into trouble falters because it
waited too long to do the stuff that should have been done a long
time ago. Panic early, not late, and your fire drills will actually
pay off.”

~ Taken from The Big Moo

(Yes, I’ve purchased and own a copy :-D)

It doesn’t matter where in your life you’re panic-ing inappropriately or constantly, it doesn’t have to be that way.  Focus on what YOU can do at this moment to begin the process of taking long-term action – and yes, before you know it, you’ll find yourself accomplishing great things!

So, get going.

Until next time…

P.S. Want to know more about taking charge of your “panic-attacks”?  Schedule your complimentary coaching session to learn how.  Invest 30 minutes today to change your life forever.

Playfully you hid from me.
All day I looked.

Then I discovered
I was you,

and the celebration
of That began.

~ Lalla

English version by
Coleman Barks

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