30 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Worrying & Why It's So Useless

Inspirational Quotes About Worrying

It's normal to want to plan ahead in the event that something goes wrong, but these quotes about worrying will remind you not to agonize over something that might not happen at all.

Worrying gets even the best of us upset, scared, and stressed, and honestly, it’s not worth it! How many times have you worried about something that ended up being fine and in the end, there was no reason to add all that stress to your day? I know for a fact that’s happened to me multiple times and maybe you have experienced that too.

It’s a good question to ask ourselves, “why do we worry so much?” Worrying can turn us into a fearful scared person instead of a strong confident woman. 

Any kind of worrying holds you hostage and it’s hard to think or do anything without your brain reminding you of your worry. 

Don’t let that worry stop you from doing anything! Take control of your life, choices, and problems as soon as possible so you can spend more time doing the things you love or being with the people you love. 

Constant worrying is a concern because that could then turn to physical symptoms and anxiety. Worrying is not good for your body at all.

30 Thought-Provoking Quotes about Worrying

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If you need some inspiration and words of wisdom look no further than these brilliant and motivating quotes that you can live by when you feel the worry in life creeping in. Fight back girl! You are a warrior. 

1. “If you can’t do anything about it, don’t worry about it." — Jeanne Calment

If you literally can’t do anything about the problem no need to worry.

2 “Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” — Randy Armstrong

Worrying about future problems takes away your peace for the day.

3. “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere.” — Glenn Turner

Worrying won’t get you to where you want, it keeps you in place.

4. “When thinking about life, remember this: No amount of guilt can change the past. No amount of anxiety can change the future.” — Umar Ibn Al-Khattab

Worrying doesn’t give you superpowers? You can’t change anything worrying so no need. 

5. “Everything will be good soon, just hang in there and don’t worry too much about it.” — Khushi Kumari

How about not worrying about anything at all? Everything will be good soon.

6. “Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.” — Grant Cardone

Just like what Elsa says in Frozen, “Let it go” girl.

7. “Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”

Everything will work out in the end and maybe for the best.

8. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” — Will Rogers

Yesterday was yesterday, today is today, a brand new day for opportunities and fun.

9. "Stop worrying how it’s going to happen and start believing it will.” — Ron Broussard

Believing in yourself and what the future holds for you is healthier than just worrying about it.

10. “Stress, worry, and anxiety simply come from projecting your thoughts into the future and imagining something bad. Stay focused on now.”

Stay focused on the present, you can’t change the future with your worry.

11. “Worrying is a waste of time. It doesn’t change anything, it just messes with your mind and steals your happiness.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour

Worrying can steal your happiness, fight back and claim what is yours.

12. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” — Dan Millman

Don’t let your worry control how you feel, let yourself live freely.

13. "It's simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do." — John R. Amos

Don’t worry over the things you can’t control. 

14. "Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create." — Roy T. Bennett

Worrying complicates life, there’s no reason to complicate it even more. 

15. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” — Renee Jain

It’s a fact that worried thoughts are almost always inaccurate.

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16. “Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.” — Esther Hicks

Worrying can control your imagination, stop it fast.

17. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.” — Tony Robbins

Worrying will not change the fate of something going wrong or right.

18. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” — Roy T. Bennett

Worrying about the past or future isn’t healthy. If you want to be happy, live in the now.

19. “Worry is worshipping the problem.” — TobyMac

Don’t let your problems take any more of your time.

20. “I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” — Mark Twain

Let this be a mantra you live by, your worry doesn’t define what’s going to happen.

21. “She will not worry. She will be just fine. She will brave this new season one day at a time.” — Morgan Harper Nichols

Take this month and every month a day at a time, you’ll be fine.

22. “If it can be solved, there’s no need to worry, and if it can’t be solved, worry is of no use.” — Dalai Lama

All in all, don’t worry, everything is going to be alright.

23. “A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.” — John Lubbock

Don’t let worry exhaust you more than your work.

24. "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." — Charles R. Swindoll

Most of your worries in life will never happen.

25. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” — Matthew 6:34

Tomorrow will worry about itself, no need for you to do the same.

26. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling 

Failing isn’t the end of the world and if you’ve never failed, you’re not truly living. 

27. “How something ends up never depends on how much you worry about it.” — Courtney Carver 

Nothing ever results from your worry. 

28. “The more you overthink the less you will understand.” — Habeeb Akande

Overthinking doesn’t let you think and learn, don’t let it stop you from understanding.

29. "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." — Corrie Ten Boom

Nothing in the world can trouble you more than your thoughts, don’t let them control you. 

30. “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour

Thinking negatively about life won’t let you live a happy and positive life.

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Megan Hatch is a YourTango writer who covers self, health and wellness, and pop-culture news.