I am in the final edits of a book I have been working on. The book is on goals. Inspired by all the vulgar language in so many goal-setting books, I decided to write my own. I have set and hit goals for years. People ask me how I do it. The book is the answer to the question.
Not to put too fine a point on it… what is the point of setting goals if the world is coming to an end anyway?
I am tired of the Chicken Littles of the world. I am tired of the doomsayers and the prophets of doom. I have heard their chronic negativity all of my life. I used to believe them.
Then, I noticed something. Their negative predictions never came true. So, the Chicken Littles just moved the timeline. Or, as I like to say, they moved the goalpost.
This topic is important. Your beliefs about the future change your actions in the present.
For example, since changing my views on the future, I have taught myself how to read in six languages, how to blog, how to run a website, how to earn an income online, how to snowboard (I am really, really slow), and how to write.
When I was convinced the world was coming to end, I didn’t bother learning any of those things. Why would I? What was the point? The world was coming to an end.
Here is what I wish I had been told growing up. The world is not coming to an end. You have a future. Plan accordingly. Set goals. Hit them. Then, set more goals.
After I sent this tip of the week: https://dwanethomas.com/tip-of-the-week-258-chicken-little-was-wrong/ a reader responded with this video. The message is the same. Ignore the Johnny Rainclouds. Ignore the Chicken Littles. Ignore the Prophets of Doom. Ignore them all and cheer up. Then figure out what you are going to do with your life and go thrive.
Things are actually getting better.
A typically negative site Vox.com, has published a series of charts. They tell an optimistic story: https://www.vox.com/2014/11/24/7272929/global-poverty-health-crime-literacy-good-news
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