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Let's Be Successful Again!

There is, or rather there was, a theory that the current credit crunch was caused, at least in part, by the worlds media and commentators “talking” us into the recession. The doom & gloom merchants just would not stop telling us how the end of the world was nigh and that everything was going pop. Of course various other elements played a part, there had to be the seeds of recession in place for the full tree to grow, and while the doom merchants may have spent a lot of time watering the seeds, other things had to play a part.

However I am a strong believer in mind over matter, over the power of a positive mental attitude, I believe in, and practise, visualisation and that has started a creative thought process in mind. If it was that we did in fact talk our way into these current bad times, then the reverse must also be possible. Maybe the solution will not be Gordon Browns billions of debt, but something far simpler and ultimately cheaper, lets just think it better. There is an old saying, "Perception is Reality", and therefore if we all had a perception that we had reached the bottom of the spiral and that the only way was indeed up, then that very mind set would have to kick in. But would it really be possible for us all to just think it better?

I have been reading and following the progress of such a web movement over the past few months, titled “letsbesuccessfulagain” it appears to be one wonder woman’s campaign to create a movement of thought, to inspire independently minded business people to  be both successful and to share the process of how with each other, I guess you could call it a sort of “mind snowball effect”. This sort of thing is exactly what the world needs right now. And if you think about it, it is a very selfless act on her behalf, because once we are back to rosier times we won’t need a website entitled as such and all her amazing hard work will fade into an internet vault of historical interest.

But one advantage these type of things can have, a modern advantage is the internet, the movement of LetsBeSuccessfulAgain is a blog, it also features on Facebook and possible Twitter and Linkedin, that can mean it reaches a lot of people, and in a very short period of time, if the woman behind it continues to add to it, to keep it relevant and updated, it can easily gather momentum and actually make a difference. Just as the web was a tool in the creation of the gloom, it can also be the catalyst for its reverse.

So lets be successful again, you know it will happen, we all know it will get better, maybe not as quickly as we would all like, but in time. In the meantime, take a moment to look around you, you at the good stuff that is in your life, there s always something. Focus on that, and look to add something new each time. On my Facebook page, in my status bar, I always put up something to be cheerful about, “Reasons to be Cheerful part x” And when I look back on the various entries it does make me smile. So think happy thoughts, be positive, and however bad it may be, be grateful for what you do have, I think you will be surprised by how much it already is.


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