I’m 100 percent sick and tired of hearing about how bad things are. Recently Time Magazines cover had a picture of people in lines from the great depression—insinuating we’re experiencing a similar time.
Bull! There are lines but they’re not bread lines. When I went to buy my new iPhone there was a line out the door. When I went to get my BMW serviced, I had to wait several minutes in line to get in the parking lot. When my wife Susan and I go out to eat, we have to wait at least 30 minutes in line to get a seat. When I leave my office to drive a few minutes to my home there are lines of nice cars that someone owns waiting to fill-up with gas.
People can’t get loans? Bull! There are people everywhere waiting to give out loans. People aren’t buying homes? Bull! Four million people got married in the last two years and very few of them plan to sleep in a tent. If someone has a 3 percent down payment and decent credit, I know a lot of people that will line up to give them a loan.
Times aren’t that bad. In the great depression there were other lines…. food lines and unemployment lines. Unemployment was 26 percent. Not six percent. Today, if someone gets laid off they usually have a new job in a few days ….if they want one.
People have got to STOP MAJORING IN THE MINORS. Please Quit crying about what you don’t have and start focusing on what you do have. Stop focusing on how much money you’ve lost and start focusing on the opportunity you have to gain even more in the future.
Most people get caught up majoring in minor things that don’t mean anything to their long term success. The problem is the words "caught up." They get stuck in a rut and can’t seem to get out.
If you find yourself getting all caught up in the doom and gloom, take time to analyze what’s real and what’s hype. Then ask yourself, Can I control what’s going on in the economy, in the election, or in the media? If you can’t control it …Forget about it. Start focusing on what you can control instead of what you can’t control. Focus on what you can do to get moving and take advantage of the billions of opportunities that are out their every day.
Finally, If you just can’t seem to get out of the rut simply think about something you were all caught up in a year or two ago. Something that was a big deal back then but now today …you can look back on it and laugh. Is it funny? Of course it is! So laugh for a minute.
Now, chances are whatever you are caught up in today you will look back on in a year or two and laugh at it also. The question is…if you are going to laugh about it in a year or two, why not laugh about it today?
So when you think about how much money you’ve lost in the stock market this year… Just laugh and go back to work with a great attitude, excitement in your heart, and a passionate hope for the future. Keep investing a portion of what you make into stocks, Real Estate, and Interest bearing accounts. Remember that there’s always a new season.
Laugh about it now and in a couple of years you’ll be glad you were IN THE GAME and you’ll be laughing at all those who were sitting on the sidelines.
Remember. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Believe in Yourself….Raise the Bar….Move Mountains!