WHEN this recession hits?

I understand times are tough, and many people are losing their jobs. I mean you can see it all across the TV news and newspaper headlines.

So it must be bad!

However, I am SO SICK of hearing people talk about ... WHEN the recession actually reaches us.

Here's what I mean - if you aren't already feeling the effects of the recession, then don't assume it's going to hit you at some point. Why in the world would you project such negativity onto yourself.

It's like the old saying ... whatever you believe you can do ... YOU'RE RIGHT!

So, why would you want to pre-suppose that at some point the recession is going to hit. While I think it's smart to plan for the worst, and make strategies you can implement to overcome those things, I also don't think a person or a business should assume things are going to get worse for them.

Anyhow, here's the deal:

There are people I know, who are doing very well right now. Their business is tearing it up, and they are so busy they can't sit still. And that's right now, in the current economic CRISIS.

But everytime I talk to them, they always ... ALWAYS ... point out that they don't know how long this is going to last.

Well, if you'd shut your freaking mouth about everything crashing down around you, it might not actually happen to you. At least that's my take on it.

Quit assuming that it's going to strike, like some deadly viper, that's patiently waiting in the bushes to tear your life apart. I am so sick of hearing this comment. Every time they say something about how well things are going ... it's ALWAYS followed by ... 'but we don't know how long this is going to last'.

Yeah! I know! And we don't how long we're going to be on this earth either?

So ...

Just STOP saying it.
Stop assuming it.

And instead, live your life as if you wanted to keep reaching greater success and greater heights. Enjoy the good times while you have the good times. Quite destroying the positive with a false sense of negativity.


P.S. If you know me ... then please don't assume these comments are about you. I purposefully left these comments vague so that I wouldn't offend 'whomever' these comments are for. I just wanted to express a growing disagreement I have with a couple of people I talk to from time to time.


InkyFingers said...

I totally agree. A couple weeks after Christmas we decided to buy a Wii. We trudged the the crowds, and I do mean crowds at the malls where we could hardly find a parking spot, and all of the electronic stores and there was none to be found. If we are in such a recession why is everyone flocking to the mall and buying high end electronics?

After a $30 rent raise in the community we manage a resident came in to the office moaning and groaning about how we could do this in this terrible economic time? She said so many people here were loosing their jobs. I asked who... she couldn't name one. Let's quit listening to the crap over the air-ways and like you say, appreciate what we have now.

Jason V said...

I'm sorry dude, I'll stop whining. :)

Jason V said...

How about Radical ideas?

1) Care not only about yourself, but also about your neighbor?

2) Spend time with people. Build relationships, and then who cares if we're rich or not?

3) Spend money, but spend ONLY on what gets you closer to your GOALS. Invest in your dreams.

4) Use this time to be CREATIVE and look for opportunities where you otherwise might not have. :)

Carla said...

Well said Al! I agree 100% with you. Another great saying says "if you aim at nothing, you'll surely hit it" Not an exact parallel, but similar attitude. It's so easy to focus on the negative, and not enjoy the things that are going well. This does not mean be irresponsible, but why not do the best with what you have and thank God for it?