McFerrin on Double Trouble


“In every life we have some trouble, but when you worry you make it double. Don’t worry. Be happy.

–Bobby McFerrin (1950 – )
American music artist
10-time Grammy Award winner

What are the most common “drag you down, get in the way of success” thoughts?

  • Defeatist (accepting, expecting, or being resigned to defeat)
  • Cynical (contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives)
  • Vindictive (seeking revenge)
  • Blame/ Fault (who cares? what are we going to do now?)
  • Wishful (do what you can to influence the deal and keep moving)
  • Self-pity (get over yourself… complain less… especially to yourself)