By Mohan Karulkar:
Will anyone show up? Will it be a failure? Will everyone desert me?
Living under the shadow of anxiety is exhausting. Quadruple-checking all your plans. Setting alarms on 4 devices. Calling your volunteers multiple times. Saving your presentation in 6 different places. Yet still losing sleep over a missed detail or possible betrayal.
On the outside, you look responsible. You have great attention to detail. You’re goal-oriented. You’re always on the ball. But on the inside, you’re too busy worrying to enjoy anything you’re involved in.
And while your worst fears never come true, you repeat the cycle of anxiety over and over anyway. You give in to your fears, and assume that it’s the only way you’ll ever get anything done. You give up on others, and watch the faith you’ve clung so hard to start to fade away.
I’ve been there. It sucks.
But today is No Quit Monday, and I’m here to tell you that today can be the day you begin to stop giving in to anxiety. It can be the day you begin to face the future with confidence. The day you throw the doors wide open on your secret worries and fears. The day you start believing in yourself again, because you were fearfully and wonderfully made.
It’s easier said than done, I know. But it can be done. Talk through it, pray through it, and fight through it. You’re not alone, and we’re standing with you.
Share your story below, and declare today your No Quit Monday.