Sometimes you have to put on blinders to become and remain successful. Learn to selectively ignore what people, TV, radio and the newspapers are telling you.
The World’s Reality
All you need to do is turn on a TV a look at the front page of the newspaper to know that these are seriously challenging economic times. The price of oil, gas, food, clothes, etc is rising. Unfortunately, salaries are not rising accordingly (for those folks who still have jobs). We’re all feeling the financial pinch.
Having acknowledged the current economic climate, I cannot consistently focus on the failing economy. I need to put as much effort as I can into writing, blogging, earning money and increasing my revenue. If I keep listening to the news, I would eventually lose all hope and throw my hands up in the air in despair. However, I’ve made it a habit to gain my focus from looking at where I want to be, rather than where I am.
Put on Blinders
According to the media, my earnings should not be increasing year after year. When I look at my earnings and see that as of September 23, 2008, I’ve earned 53% more than I earned last year, I realize that if I allowed the media hysteria to direct my actions, I would stop doing what I’m doing and watch my earnings decline.
This year, my residual (passive) income alone is well on the way to surpassing my entire last year’s earnings. That means that residually, I’ll earn more this year than I earned both residually and actively last year. Is that a step in the right direction? Yes it is. Is it difficult to do? No, if I can do it, anyone can.
Regain Your Focus
I’m not sharing this information to look for a pat on the back. I’m sharing this information to help you to regain focus. Turn off the news, get to the computer and start writing. Don’t get caught up in the mass financial hysteria. Do something about it.
Don’t get me wrong, I do feel the financial pinch and I understand that we are living under financially challenging conditions. However, the best way to combat the rising prices is to consistently increase your income one day at a time.
- Watch what you’re focusing on. Focus on the resolution and not the problem.
- Anything is possible with constant and persistent effort.
- There is money to be made on the Internet.