Well, there’s angst aplenty about the decision to move Great British Bake Off to Channel 4 from the BBC. Talk abounds of “following the dough”, loyalty to the organisation that build the brand, different presenters….everyone’s got a view.
The fact remains that change happens.
Invariably in any organisation it causes stress, worry and fear of the unknown. However illogical or petty it may seem, we all suddenly become fearful of what the future holds.
So, some wise words from a variety of scholars, writers and leaders (and one disciple), that may help anyone facing the challenge and uncertainty of a change in circumstance:-
- The only thing you will ever accomplish by worrying is to elevate your stress levels – Catherine Pulsifer
- Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen – Benjamin Franklin
- I am an old man and known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened – Mark Twain
- Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own – Matthew 6:25-34
- Worry is a thin stream fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained – Arthur Somers Rache
- If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system – William James
- Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy – Leo Buscaglia
- I try to only worry about things I have control over – Steve Nash
- If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit to worrying whatsoever – Dalai Lama XIV
- Change is the law of life – and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future – John F Kennedy