Most of my work is done independently. I don’t have someone constantly looking over my shoulder to ensure that I am making the right decisions. There are many chances to take shortcuts and just get through the day. Integrity is what keeps me honest. When I think about taking one of these shortcuts, I wonder about what it would say about my work ethic. If I chose to take these shortcuts it would bleed over into other aspects of my life. Soon most of my life would be in contrast to my core values. While this quote by Henry Ford talks about quality, I believe that the more appropriate word would be integrity.
Anxiety can take over our lives. Every minute of every day can seem like a constant struggle to stay afloat. It affects our decisions, our relationships, every aspect of life. For years I have tried to fight anxiety. I have tried to get the upper hand. It is a fight that I cannot win. I have decided instead to embrace who I am and try to figure out ways to work with it. I want to understand more about why I feel the way that I do and find ways to embrace the good that it does and steer clear of the chaos that it can create. I have decided to take control of my Anxiety Driven Life.