Ashlee Christian, at Freelancer’s Union:
Worry is commonly caused by a fear of the unknown. Which is of course ridiculous when you stop to think of it, because EVERYTHING is unknown to us.
The more time you spend using your time effectively, the less time you will have to worry and stress out.
Since pretty much everything in the future is unknown to us, we might as well embrace it. The unknown can be exciting if you let it. It’s exploration. It’s new experiences. It’s taking a road you’ve never taken before, just to see where it goes and what you’ll learn along the way.
Knowing everything, or thinking you do, is pretty boring. So, go forth and do something, rather than worrying about everything, and learn as much as you can from that experience. Spend your time doing, rather than worrying, and you will overcome your fear of the unknown and your fear of rejection.
I am a worrier, but I’m learning to embrace the unknown and be more deliberate (like writing every day). And it’s making me happier.