How to Transform Stress and Anxiety Into Peace and Increase

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How can you reframe an overwhelming list of “have to's” into an exciting list of “get to's”? That's what we're talking about in this week's episode.

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Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

In the past I would often wonder what to pray about. Well, it's clearly stated in the verses above: everything. In practice, I think these are the things we worry about and stress over even though they are beyond our control. If you can reach the point of release where you can let go of the things which you can do nothing about, I think you will find yourself much less stressed. Let God do the things that only God can do.

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So how does one transform stress and anxiety into peace and increase? This is another example of “change your words, change your world”. It's about looking at “have to's” as “get to's”.

I recommend starting out by writing down your list of have-to's. The example from the podcast was, “I have to increase revenue for my company.” That sounds stressful…it sounds heavy. Perhaps overwhelming. It's a have-to that I and probably every other business owner has had on their list at some point.

Truthfully, I've had to deal with that one quite a few times in my career and one day it hit me: We have incredible resources now that we didn't have when I first addressed this “have to”. Not so long ago, I didn't have social media platforms to potentially reach millions for free.

This revelation changed my outlook on things. You and I have ever-increasing opportunities to grow our revenue…we don't just “have to”, we “get to”. Now it's important to notice the “revelation” part of this story. I didn't simply pick a new word and *poof* everything changed. I had an epiphany that made “get to” a more accurate way of describing the process. You need to ask yourself what you need to do to make that true for you. I promise you, this is a better, more rewarding, exciting and less stressful way of tackling your list.

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at