I sent out a twitter this afternoon that said…
Whip the fear of poverty by reaching a decision to get along with whatever wealth you can accumulate without worry – Napoleon Hill 1937
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is one of the greatest instruction manuals for handling the economic conditions we face as individuals. It was written in the throes of the second half of the Great Depression.
To move forward and create the future we want, we must re-frame our perceptions of our current situation from an outlook of fear and uncertainty, to one of opportunity and hope. As human beings, we can choose to view the journey ahead with anxiety or with excitement. It is a choice. (If you are sleeping on a park bench right now, I’m not talking about you. I understand you’ve given everything you have. I’m talking to those of us that still have something to give. I’m asking my readers to reach out to you.)
This is an opportunity to help our fellow man. This is an opportunity rebuild our world. This is a chance for renewal.
This is your opportunity to shine.
We are all in this together and we can’t escape it by throwing our brothers under the bus. That will only make it worse.
I know some of you will have to make difficult choices just to save your businesses, but when you do, remember to make them with the utmost ethics and integrity. Never make your decision in fear. Make the decision that is right for the largest number of people.
True security is found helping others. True freedom is found in the willingness to do it voluntarily.
Our current problems were created by ignorance, greed, selfishness, and shortsightedness. They will be solved with intelligence, generosity, selflessness, and long-term thinking.
Act with courage.