One of my most common teachings is the need to stop worrying. I see friends and clients worrying all day long and ask them: how does it help you? Their most common answer is that it lets them plan ahead. That blows my mind. Plan ahead? Can you really plan any better by worrying yourselves sick? If they were PLANNING, that is, actually establishing a plan to deal with a situation, I would agree that it might help. But worrying and planning are not, unfortunately, synonyms at all.