Ahh…”The Jack Story.”
I’ve always known it to be:
‘The irrational tendency to work one’s self up by creating an outrageous scenario,
…that probably WON’T happen.’
It’s no fun.
And it can throw a monkey wrench into our works like nothing else.
It also creates a HUGE, unamusing ‘what-if’ state of mind.
We can get the blues just contemplating our imagined “Jack Story”.
The fact of the matter is;
…we gain nothing by obsessing on the worst things that could happen.
And we sap the strength we need to be better problem solvers!
So…rebuke your Jack Stories!
This particular story was also part of a famous old comedic stage routine by Danny Thomas!
In what area of your life do ‘Jack Stories’ haunt you?
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