Do You Enjoy the News?

April 16th, 2009 | 2 Comments |

news_updateDo you really truly enjoy the news? Do you sit there on your couch at 10pm or tune in on the radio on your way to work? Is it important to you?

I sure hope not, and I will tell you why. The news is designed for the masses. If you think about it, what are the masses doing right now? They are in panic over how horrible the economy supposedly is. Why are they that way? It’s all because the news tells it to them over and over again.

Why are people terrified to go out by themselves, to get on a plane or to buy a home? It’s because the media, or the news is telling them that it is dangerous, the market is crashing or there is some crazed maniac in the world. Thus, they acquire a fear. This fear is caused by a constant, consistent watching of or listening to the news.

We all know, if you repeat something over and over again, you get really good at it. Practice your jump shot over and over again, you will become great at shooting. It goes the opposite way just as easy. Practice being negative over and over again and you will become very negative. Practice listening to or watching the news over and over again and you will start to believe everything they tell you. It doesn’t matter if what they are saying is accurate, it just matters that you hear it every day. When you hear about a recession, bankruptcies and foreclosures happening all over the world, what does that do to your mindset. It puts you in a place of fear. Not just you but everyone else in the world that chooses to listen to or watch it.

I’ll tell you what, if you have ever wanted to be just like everyone else, sit there and watch the news. Because your mindset will be the same as theirs, terrified to take any sort of action.

If there is any advice I can give you now, limit your exposure to the news that has nothing to do with you. Unless you are looking for causes to donate to or assist with, you don’t deserve to know. When someone across the globe dies from a car accident, you do not deserve to know. Bad stuff happens. Dwelling on it will never move the world forward in a positive direction. Talking about a recession, a murder, a bankrupt mall owner, or whatever else over and over again, will never improve anything in YOUR life. Separate yourself from it all. Devote your time to causes that truly deserve your attention.

Take a look at Yahoos news titles. Are they always positive in nature? Most of the time they are not. 70% or more of all the titles you read there have to do with something negative about someone or something. I await the day when 90% of all titles are positive, uplifting and inspiring in nature. What will the world be like then?

The fact: the masses love the negativity. People thrive on it, are glued to it and are addicted to it. And it sucks them and they have no idea how they themselves became so negative. It is through small doses of consistent negativity.

So, how do we change this? How to we take a society that has always thrived on negativity, almost since the beginning of time, and teach them to be positive and self productive instead of negative and self destructive?

We do it by small doses of positivity, inspiration and motivation consistently. The same that created the monster will also destroy it. It all starts with you. What will you choose to allow into your mind today? I guess the question to ask yourself is ‘Will it serve you?’

David Allred is the author and creator of CFW. David has been teaching entrepreneur minded people how to earn a full time income working from the comfort of home for nearly a decade.

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