Worry Or Work

Quote for the Week

Dale Carnegie said: "If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep."

This explains why I'm up at all hours of the night working on something or other.

Takeaway Truth

Working at night instead of worrying may leave you yawning the next day, but you do get a lot accomplished. Or, at least I like to think so.


  1. I'm a writer and I'm OK. I work all night and saw wood all day.

    The advantage of being a self-employed writer is that you can sleepy when you're sleepy and work when you're "worky".

    At times in the past, the muse would have me working 60 or 70 hours in a row, then abandon me for a week or two. In as much as writing is something that chose me, rather than me choosing it, it seems silly to try to force it into a 5-day 40-hour schedule.

    And I never worried, feeling instead that if the muse leaves me for good, so much the better: it would leave me free to do honest work, and earn a far better income.

  2. I find the muse rarely leaves when I'm under contract. *g*