Quote: A hundred load of worry will not pay an ounce of debt.

George Herbert Quote

“A hundred load of worry will not pay an ounce of debt.” ~¬†George Herbert

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  • Too true. My mother is a worrier. All it’s done is age her fast and hard. I learned years ago that worrying about ANYTHING is stupid and pointless. It solves no problems and just actually makes the situation worse. It might sound trite…but I live by the philosophy “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.

    • Yes!
      If you can do something about it — don’t worry. Just do what you have to do.
      If you CANNOT do something about it? Then worrying is not going to help you either. So don’t worry.

  • When dealing with money matters, it pays not to panic. The important thing is to think calmly about what to do to solve the problem right away or as soon as possible because we all know that debt stacks up.

  • Most times, we panic by not applying our mind. Everyone stays calm in normal situations, but when a problem crops up, one’s calibre is known. It’s alright to have a debt. There could be unavoidable situations, wherein one runs into debts. Fiscal discipline and careful planning can help tide over any crisis.

  • Why worry when tomorrow will take care of itself? Right now, live the present and see what can be done today. Time has its end and means to prod us do the process as we go along to meet with time’s end. And then, tomorrow is a brand new set of time, we move alongside with it not allowing a second of worry to make us waste time allotted today. Worrying does make us pay for the wasted borrowed time when much could have been accomplished productively.

  • I can relate to this a lot. Anxiety often comes and controls emotions and it even makes it a worse situation because anxiety often disables people from doing things. As a great book says, do not worry about tomorrow and let it worry about itself, it helps me so much realize that what’s waiting for us tomorrow cannot be seen and there’s no need to worry about it, just relax and be in the present moment and it will work out however it is!

  • Tell me about it. The many hours, days maybe even years that I have worried about my financial life. Totally worthless of course since worrying about not having money isn’t going to get you money. All the self pity and sorrow will not pay your bills nor put money in your pockets.

  • That’s so true and I experience that in my daily life because I can clearly see how it affects my life. I know that for sure, having anxiety doesn’t help and the only problem when doing something that makes me anxious, is the anxiety itself and not the thing I’m doing. I think it makes a lot of sense and it really won’t help. Fear not, be present at the moment!

  • I can relate to this in so many ways. I used to worry about everything. I worried to the point it would make me sick. Now I live day to day. Worry will not steal my joy of life any longer. I don’t over extend myself anymore, to put me in that situation, in the first place. Life lesson learned.

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