These two words look like the same word when you quickly glance at them but the definitions behind them couldn't be more different.
Warrior = a man engaged or experienced in warfare.
Worrier = to feel or express great care or anxiety.
The difference between a Warrior and a Worrier
*Worriers focus on all the possibilities of all the things that can go wrong.
*Warriors focus on how to overcome any potential obstacles that could come their way.
Since our lives follow our dominating mental thoughts, a worrier will manifest their own misfortunes. While a warrior will manifest confidence to overcome any obstacle that comes their way. Now, if you are anyone like me, you might be both a warrior and a worrier. I say that, because I feel I have experienced many moments of weakness and strength all at the same time.
It seems as though through my own personal experiences with being worrier, is that worriers give up or don't try when the going gets tough or hesitates to move towards the things they really want most in their lives. Or when uncertainty arises they worry because they don’t believe in themselves or perhaps do not want to fail.
I feel that warriors believe they can do anything they desire because they believe in their abilities and that GOOD THINGS CAN AND DO HAPPEN. Even after tragic losses. Who is some of your favorite super heroes? Are they warriors? Or worriers?
A very popular well known quote that I really love from Henry Ford states. “Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can’t. You are right"!!!
In this case they are both right. A worrier can’t achieve, whilst a warrior can achieve.
Like I mentioned before, worriers always seem to run away from challenges because they are afraid of pain or failure.
Warriors look for challenging opportunities because they get inspired by such challenges and situations that make them grow and stretch.
If we want to achieve greatness, we have to stretch our abilities and FAITH to achieve outcomes that are currently beyond our reach or knowledge. That is the only way we are going to grow and become better warriors.
Worriers typically blame others for their lack of success. Worriers are afraid to take risk. Worriers miss out on great things in life because they are too busy worrying. (been there done that)
Warriors take responsibility for their own actions and challenges. Warriors step up to the plate and KEEP SWINGING. Even when they are in a slump. Or continuing to strike out. (also been there and done that)
We can never learn from our mistakes or hardships if we don’t admit them or face them head on. Warriors use failure as a stepping stone and worriers use failure as a stumbling block.
Worriers love to bring people down to their level of misery. Trust me. I have had several years where I lived in anxiety/worry and I remember constantly talking about my problems. I mean we all do it from time to time, but eventually worriers, worry people. Worriers struggle day to day with being OK with being OK. Worriers worry about the things they can't control. Again this has been my life for many years. For the first time, I am really focusing on being a TRUE Warrior. Not this in between CRAP! There are so many unknowns and I must be OK with living in the now and looking towards the future and not in the past like a true warrior would.
Warriors will inspire their followers to elevate their abilities to reach the next level. I hope this message helps you take a chance on becoming a TRUE WARRIOR today like me. Not tomorrow or next week or next year. RIGHT NOW!
Something else I believe is that a worriers vision is always focused on the past. I still have days where I wonder (if I would have) or (what if we could have done something....) ? Even now, I find myself really working hard to believe I did all I could do, to help and save our baby. There was nothing I did wrong during my pregnancy that could have caused my water to break early. Oh how I wish we could rewind that experience and watch a different ending sometimes. But the truth is, I can't. Therefore my warrior needs to come out in a bad way and look towards the future to a different and much happier ending.
Recently I have been working on positive self-talk for hope of the future (with the help of my husband) and as I have done this I believe that a warriors vision is always focused on the future and the possibilities that the future holds. I try and remember the quote by the President of the LDS church, Thomas S. Monson. He said, "The future is as bright as your faith."
Sometimes it can be hard to continue to be faithful in something we cannot see or have any control over. However, this is where we MUST be warriors. Warriors fight. Warriors believe in good things to come.
Our outlook on life is so important. Most worriers dwell in the past, making them destined to repeat it. (my hand is in the air again because it's true) Warriors look forward to the future while they focus on their desired outcomes. Warriors know what they want and they will not quit until they achieve it. What ever it may be: a baby or child, a new home, a healthy lifestyle, a mended heart, etc. WE MUST NOT GIVE UP.
To me it seems we live in a time where setbacks or hardships are inevitable. Most all of us will have setbacks or tragedies happen in our lives that we cannot control. Worriers will accept their outcomes as permanent (which in our case of losing a baby, the outcome is permanent.) (So I worry and worry) but, a warrior will let their passion and perseverance help get them back up on their feet so they can keep on fighting and believe in a bright future. (Hoping and praying history will not repeat itself).
Martin Luther King said, “Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
How do you view your life? Are you a worrier? Or are you a warrior? We must condition ourselves to become a tough warrior.
Remember, we can do anything we desire if we believe in our abilities to achieve.
Now is the time for the warrior in you to step up to the plate. Let's step up together to that plate and take a swing, try again and become a tough warrior.
I heart you all and hope we all can grow together in Warriorhood.
loves for now,
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