So, the other day, I let slip to my wife about the dead mice that were in the light fixtures in the basement. I’ve been trying to put off mentioning this to her, because I knew she’d want me to take care of it right away, and I have more important things to do – like running my business, and of course especially playing with my trains.

Worrying About the Wrong Things

But, sure enough she had me diving into it. I had the rubber gloves on and I had a plastic bag so I looked like a member of a hazmat team. I climb up the ladder, I have the plastic container all ready to put the dead mice in, and whoa! There weren’t any dead mice there at all! They were figments of my imagination! For weeks, I had been working out and I was being taken down a notch thinking about those dead mice that I wasn’t dealing with, and they didn’t even exist! It was a phantom!

I worry incessantly in the back of my mind, and I get taken down a notch by worries I shouldn’t even have. I worry – a part of it is conditioning from past problems like cash flow issues, employee problems, customer problems – all that kind of stuff sizzles in the back of your mind and holds you back from being the best you can be. So, I think one of the ways you can get around this is you try to ask yourself rationally, what would I do today if I had no fear? If I evaluated risks as rationally as I could, what what I do to step ahead with my business today?