And Then What?

Simply Health of Maine

By Emory Liscord MD

You are afraid you will fail at something?

Then what?

Life happens.

You fail.

And it’s fine.

So, why do we ruminate?

Why do we dwell?

Lately, I have been reading about the philosophy behind stoicism.

I think we could all benefit from a little more stoicism in our lives.

Stoics recognize what they cannot control, and don’t obsess.

What a concept!!!!

When stressors occur, a stoic would ask himself/herself

What can I do about the issue NOW?

And they do it.

If they cant do anything in the moment,

They let it go.

Pete has a great story about loosing a swim meet in high school.

His mother (the coach) says to him

“Now what?”


Why obsess or dwell. You cant change your performance.


You can do better the next day.

I am pulled in many different directions in my life.

And that…

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