Worry Versus Reflection

Just came up with an insight that I think might be rich for you. It’s about the distinction between worry and reflection. So many thought leaders counsel us to avoid living in the past. "Live in the now," they advise. "Enjoy the moment." Well, I get what they are saying. But isn’t there something good about going back and delighting in the delicious moments of the journey we’ve arrived from?

Which brings me to worry versus reflection. Whether to revisit the past – in my mind – depends on your intention. If your intention and reason to go back into your past is to dwell on bad things and to worry over things you cannot change and to rehash painful times, then I suggest it’s an unhealthy act. But, if your intention – in going back in time – is to reflect on the lessons events have taught you and to grow in wisdom and to savor the precious memories that you were blessed enough to experience well then I think it’s good.

I guess what I’m inviting you to consider is that it’s a waste of time to fret and regret over things you’ve done that cannot be changed. But that it’s a fantastic use of time to bask in the good times, feel gratitude for them and use your past to serve your future rise.’’

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11 Responses to “Worry Versus Reflection”

  1. Vaibhav says:

    Hi Robin..You are truly amazing man! You have transformed my life! I thank you from the deepest core of my heart for everything. I hope to meet you one day and share my life experience with you. Thanks again!

  2. Dear Sir,

    The more I read about you the more I get empowered. It is always great to go back to your glory past and enjoy those wonderful moments once again with the hope that your today and tomorrow would be even better.

  3. Rahul says:

    Hey Robin. Absolutely right. I have always thought of good times of past whenever I feel low. Wisdom coming from learning only get realised when we get in that situation again. We give that wisdom to all but we many times keep on repeating the mistakes. But as some say wisdom grow over time. You are always lovely reading. Thanks for all the help you have given.

  4. Marco says:

    You’re right Robin.
    Tanks for this

  5. peter says:

    hi there

    Interesting post.

    I think if we are ruminating over something that happened in the past there is something about what happened that we can’t quite swollow. Otherrwise why would we keep chewing?

    If we accept what it is it gives us room to move forward in life



  6. Jayapalashri says:

    Hi Robin,
    I thank you for the lovely in-sights and thoughts that you have put down. I hope that like me alot of other people too will benefit from your books. I enjoyed reading the Monk who sold his Ferrari and Who will cry when you die. It has changed my life for the better.

  7. deepa says:

    Beautiful insights!

    i think, only a mind in control can choose to reflect over worrying. Unconscious soul dwells in the past and worry to the extent of spoiling the present 0‰9¢ã¡° which too eventually becomes the past but the Conscious person reflects and savors the good and learns from the painful experiences.
    With perfect control over the mind, one can navigate anywhere – be it present, past or future :)

  8. Thomas says:

    Thanks for this reflexion ! I wish you a beautiful end year.

  9. Justina says:

    Reflection is useful. It’s a wee bit addicting though. Trust in ourselves trumps reflection. Having said that – I know that I have a few dandy worry buttons. Maybe I can sell them at a garage sale in the spring. Reflection in these instances keeps me more balanced…some days worry wins. Thank you. I will reflect on the worry part of reflection. Happy holidays to your family and your team. :) Justina

  10. maina says:

    I read your book The mpnk who sold his ferrari.It changed my way of living totally .Thanks.

  11. good post i enjoy reading this site

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