In responding to a comment on this site, I noticed a sentence that I wrote a few months back that still resonates strongly with me:
As Americans, the only way to get out of a recession/depression is to face our fears, and start doing, not just saving.
So many of us have been burned by loss of jobs, loss of their home, loss of their health care, etc that people are struggling to get by and losing hope. But we cannot lose hope as a collective. What our happiness, our lives, our families, our economy and everything around us needs is for us to have HOPE, motivation and drive to move things FORWARD.
If you are frantically saving and paying down debt, good for you. I’m not saying that’s bad. But getting your finances in gear is not all that is needed to make your life, and all of us as a collective’s lives better, what is needed is to start DOING.
If you don’t spend any money, the economy can’t get any better. Spending, in the right ways, is a very good thing. Spending and doing creates jobs and wealth in an economy. We just need to be more conscious about WHERE we are spending our money and what impact it has on our lives. Put your energies into putting your thoughts and what you might want to do and making them a reality. You will never know what could be unless you try.
I am now a firm believe that where your energy goes, results show.
If you’ve lost your job, see it as an opportunity to DO. Check out this video: http://www.lemonademovie.com/