Amy Rees Anderson

The Best Antidote For Worry

“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired.  One of the greatest ironies of life is this:  He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.”       -Gordon B. Hinckley

Today I went from call to call focusing my attention entirely on doing what I could do to help each of the people I’d been asked to jump on calls with. I focused all of my attention on doing what I could to help serve others. My day literally felt as if it flew by. I didn’t feel bogged with worries as I have been feeling several other days of late. I was too busy working to worry. And the more I focused on just serving those I was speaking to the more those feelings of weariness I’d been feeling about recent events began to dissipate. And as the day went on, and the more I continued serving others, the more I realized how true that opening quote in today’s blog is – I as the one serving was benefiting far more than those I was trying to serve.     

Work truly is the antidote for worry. And lightening the load of others is the best way to ease the heaviness of our own hearts. And while our service may benefit others our own benefit is tenfold – our burdens feel lighter to carry, our happiness level grows, our minds are filled with peace…

Work hard and help others.

~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )

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