5 Major Reasons Worry is Useless

5 Major Reasons Worry is Useless

Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by The Unbounded Thinker

Although you’d love to worry less, you mostly find yourself worrying about everything. You worry about losing your loved ones, lacking money, failing to get a promotion, and many other things. You worry because you focus on the negative side of life, and you are unaware that worry is useless because of the following reasons:

Why Worry is Useless

1.You Don’t Know Everything About the Future

Worrying implies that you know everything that will happen in the future. However, there are high chances that you haven’t reached the level of consciousness that allows you to know what will happen in the future. For this reason, your worry is founded on assumptions or beliefs based on past experiences, and you don’t know whether they (assumptions & beliefs) are accurate because you don’t know everything about the future.

2.You Might Die At Any Moment

You don’t know when you’ll die because death is unpredictable. You can die at any moment. For instance, you might die tomorrow while crossing the road or driving to work. Thus, worry is useless because you might be worried about a future that might arrive when you are dead.

3. The Future is Unpredictable

You worry because you believe life will happen according to your predictions. However, life is always changing. The social, political, and economic environment is constantly changing, and there are high chances your predictions are false. Besides this, although bad things can happen tomorrow, good things can happen regardless of what is happening in your life right now because the future is unpredictable.

4.The Only Reality is Now

The future is unreal because it doesn’t exist outside your mind. It’s only real in your imagination, which is based on your subjective understanding of life. The only reality you can experience is ‘the now’ because you’ll always exist in ‘the now.’

Thus, worry is useless because it is a feeling whose source almost always lies in the future.

5.Worry Doesn’t Change Anything

Worry is useless because you can’t change your situation by constantly worrying about it. Besides, worry cannot prevent a bad event from happening and it seldom provides any solutions to your problems since it involves focusing on problems rather than solutions.


Focus on how you can create a desirable future, instead of focusing on anxious thoughts. Shift from worry to faith by realizing that your dominant thoughts create your life. Understand that worry is a destructive habit that wastes today’s time and prevents you from pinpointing tomorrow’s opportunities.

Let worry alarm you, but don’t dwell on it. Understand the power of trusting life and realize that worry is useless because you have the power to create your ideal future. 

“Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry. Worry is Useless.”-Padre Pio


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  1. Very true,worry adds nothing to our lives but robs our joy…..
    When I read Mathew 6,I no longer worry about anything and if it happens I cast my care to Him who created me and trust Him to take care of it.