I worry. I worry a heck of a lot. In fact, I start my day with a healthy dose of worrying. But I don’t let my worrying break me down. While it’s typically associated with weakness and has a negative connotation in the world of business, what most people haven’t pondered is how wonderfully effective worrying can actually be. If channelled correctly it can turn into the positive energy and laser focus needed to execute your business objectives.

Andy Grove, the iconic late CEO of Intel, was a famous worrier and eloquently divulged his worrisome mantra in his bestseller, Only the Paranoid Survive.