One of the most common things, which we do daily in our lives, is a worry. We worry about every little thing whether it is getting an office at a time or the presentation, which is to take place at the end of the day. Thus, all around us, we have created a web of worries and every time we are free, we keep on knitting it more and more.
It has become a common notion that people think that those who worry too much are the ones who pay attention to detail and aim for perfection. This notion is wrong, and the fact is on the contrary where worrying does not do any good to ordinary people in general and businesses in particular. I would like to speak for the businesses here and would like to tell you how worrying does not help you in your business with five major reasons.
Waste of Time:
I could not say it more bluntly, but the fact is that worrying is just a waste of time if you are a business person. In order to conduct and manage a business, you have to properly manage and utilize every minute of your day, therefore, if you are sitting in a corner worrying about things and wasting your time instead of sitting on your seat and managing things, then you are not utilizing your time effectively. Therefore, in simple words, worrying for a business person is just a waste of time and nothing comes out of it other than lost hours.
No denying the fact that in business there are challenges, however, it is the approach to facing these challenges that predict the success or failure of a business. Worrying about the challenges is a pessimistic approach towards the matters of business. You can either hope for the best pertaining to challenges or you can sit and worry. All the mission and vision statements of the business are the hope, which you give to the people working in the business. Imagine if your business had no mission and no vision because you are always worried about what the future will be like, then what would be the morale of people working with you? They definitely will be pessimistic about their future and this pessimism of theirs would reflect in the work they do which would cause the business to go down. Therefore, instead of worrying about things, be hopeful and take the leaps of faith wherever required.
Loss of Perspective:
When you are worried about something, you get in the hyper-focused state, and when you are in the hyper-focused state you lose perspective and experienced tunnel vision. For a business owner, it is imperative that he or she always has some perspective and avoids tunnel vision as much as possible because the latter causes the business to deviate from its true path and come across something that is neither fruitful nor bearable by the business. Therefore, worrying too many causes you to lose perspective and as a result of it, you don’t know anymore what to do, especially in conditions where your immediate decision is required.
Stops You From Facing The Challenge:
The fourth reason why worrying is not good for your business is the fact that people who worry tend to spend all their time thinking and pay little heed towards the action part of the thinking. Thus as a result of all this worrying, when your business would face the inevitable challenges, you won’t be able to gather the courage to meet them; hence the eventual failure would meet your business sooner or later.
The organizational culture flows from top to bottom, meaning that if you being the boss are worried, your employees and subordinates will also be worried. Besides the overall somber and sad atmosphere, you were worried also promotes selfishness in the organization. When your subordinates will see you worried and always thinking about how to get your way straight, then on their own seats they will also be thinking about how they can get their way straight, hence there will be no collective thought or action that is essential to business success. Therefore, instead of worrying, try thinking about others and take the necessary steps or actions to ensure that others around you remain protected and happy.
Now it’s Your Turn!
Do you worry too much? What kind of problems it causes for you? How did you stop worrying? Please share your experiences in the comments section below.