“Anxiety, after all, can coexist with determination.”– Seamus Heaney
Anxiety sucks the joy from the lives of those suffering from it. Those afflicted must be determined to keep their fears at bay in order to achieve their goals. Possessing a modicum of determination to do something goes a long way to thwart anxiety’s crippling grasp. I would concur with Mr. Heaney, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995, that both can coexist, although more determination than anxiety would be preferred.