If you’re following what’s going on in the economy, and I can’t imagine you’re not, there are hopeful signs and some disturbing facts. The hopeful signs are that the economy seems to be moving in a good direction, all of our clients are reporting growing sales and profits, unemployment is down and the government seems to be finally focused on reducing runaway spending and getting the debt under control.
As for the disturbing facts, first briefly looking at my last comment, I sincerely doubt, given politics, that there will be any real attempt to reduce runaway spending. There is a lot of pressure to do that, and it is essential that we do, but we’ll see how serious our politicians are when it seems that all they really care about is getting reelected and there’s a critical election coming in 2012. But I digress.
The news that troubles me the most is when I read that corporate America is sitting on trillions of dollars because there is a reluctance to spend and commit to moving forward. If you are a regular reader of this newsletter, you know that there is one word that explains this: fear.
If this is true for you, and you are reluctant to invest in your company’s future, please listen carefully. You always only have two choices, listen to the voice of your ego or listen to the voice of your higher consciousness. The former is the voice of fear whereas the later is the voice of faith, trust, optimism and possibility. Every day you get to choose which voice you listen to and the choice you make makes all the difference in the world. Why?
Because there is no such thing as an idle thought. Every thought creates at some level. If you understand quantum physics, you know that every thought sends a pulse of energy out into the universe where it gathers friends and returns like a boomerang with a greater intensity. Like it or not, that's the reality. If you come from fear, you likely won’t like it because you’ll end up with lots to be afraid of. Do you really want that?
But if you really get what I’m saying, you should like it a lot because if you come from faith, trust, optimism and possibility, you’ll be richly rewarded with circumstances to justify that attitude.
If you study success, as we have done for over 25 years, you know there is a fundamental difference between successful leaders and unsuccessful ones. The later are stopped by their fears, which is why 90% of all companies that start each year fail within the first 10 years. Successful leaders have their fears and move forward courageously anyway. It’s all a choice you make, pretty simple. Now choose!