According to an article by David Frum in the Saturday edition of National Post, the director of the Congressional Budget office, Doug Elmendorf, warned this week that the economic recovery will be slow and that unemployment numbers in the USA will hover around 10% for the rest of 2010 and probably not get down to 5% until 2014.
What this means is that things are not going to get better quickly and if you are already struggling to survive financially, you cannot afford to wait and hope for the best.
Waiting and hoping are two of the most common but most useless activities known to mankind. The only more demoralising activity after waiting and hoping is looking back later and playing the “if only I had done something about it” game.
Any positive action, no matter how small, is the first step to improving your situation. Believe me, I have had to start again more than once in my life (see my story on the “About me” page). Improvement in any situation can only come with action.
There is a saying in self improvement that “What we focus on expands”
This is absolutely true, focusing on our curent state of misery, debt and hardship ensures that we stay in that state. Focusing on what we still have, still can do and what we want to achieve, lets us move forward.
I know how difficult it can be, but if you are still breathing on your own, you have the means to do something. If you have a roof over your head and basic food on the table, you are more fortunate than millions of people in the world.
The road to a better future can start with something as simple as a commitment to start walking for 30 minutes a day.
If you have a computer and Internet access to read this blog, you have the means to research more free resources than any previous generation. You have the means to start a business with virtually no start up capital.
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In my last post, I mentioned the baby boomer generation, if like me you belong to this group, even more reason to get started on building an income.
Age is no barrier to entry for a home business, in fact experience in interpersonal communication, language skills, resilence, perseverance and a solid work ethic gained over many years can often be a distinct advantage.
Wishing you success in all your endeavours.