Worry.  It can creep up on you and steal your power.  As Corrie ten Boom, who helped many Jews escape the Nazis by hiding them in her house, said, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow.  It empties today of its strength.”

It empties today of its strength.

We worry about our loved ones, our careers, our health, our finances, our mistakes, our failures.

But worry just leads to negative thoughts marinating in our heads and anxiety building in our hearts.

Action is the answer.  As former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said, “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”

Action makes you feel accomplished, reminds you that you have it in you, allows your path to cross with others who might assist you on your journey.  Action is the antidote to worry.

What small piece of action can you take today?  Do some research, send an email, make a phone call, move your body, start a conversation, set aside some money, write down something you learned from a failure.

Your path to success is a yellow brick road of actionable items.  Not a journey of worry about whether you have the brain, heart or courage for the job.  Oz awaits.