We all have them. For some, they become so overwhelming as to destroy a life, prevent a career, block any advancement and contain any progress. It is the capacity of human beings to project into the future, to expect events yet to happen and to become anxious about circumstances beyond one’s control. It is what makes human beings unique.
Perhaps it is the outgrowth from evolutionary origins which allows for the success of our species — for, to worry is to have an imagination, and it is the human imagination stemming from fear for the future that has allowed for human innovation and solutions to problems which might have otherwise ended in disaster. But as every positive force has its negative opposite, so the worries we carry can also cancel out the positive impact that worries may incur.
We may worry about our future, and our actions may resolve such worries; we may worry about our parents or grandparents, and a solution may resolve such concerns; or we may worry about our past, and yet such worries may be unfounded. Worries alone are not enough; they must follow with a plan, an action, an implementation of a goal derived.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal employee from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job, the worry for tomorrow may be a real concern, and not just your imagination taking you into flights of fearful chaos.
Consult with an OPM Attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law, and allow your worries about tomorrow be allayed with facts about the Law and expertise in the field of Federal Disability Retirement benefits for the future which is hidden, yet hopeful.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire
OPM Disability Retirement Attorney