"Don't part with your dreams - when they are gone you may still exist but you will have ceased to live" - Mark Twain

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Monday, 30 June 2008

Are you looking on the bright side of life?

I've had some complaints from people about my blog! Yes, really...
They wanted to know why I don't write about all the paperwork I have to do, bills to pay, tenants to chase for the rent, debts etc...

Yes I have financial, business, health, relationship and life issues just like the rest of you. I have to get up on a morning and decide if I want to do the day or just sleep in and hope it will go away. You wouldn't have guessed it though would you!?

Do you really want to read about that crap? I didn't think so! Surely Eastenders and other soaps, along with the News, can deliver all the doom and gloom you should want every day.

I just choose not to focus on the above and prefer to look for solutions and the good in situations. What are you looking for and finding? Heck, if we're knee deep in the stuff, let's pull ourselves out than feel sorry for how the world is treating us.

Worried about the price of petrol. Why? You know can't do anything about it can you, as it is out of your control! Simple solution: buy an economical car or earn more money.
Is your property portfolio cash-flow negative and causing sleepless nights. Don't worry - should you get repossessed you can sleep easy at night and start again later.
Stock market tanking? Yep that's what happens when the credit party is over. Are you speculating for the short term or investing for the long term!?
Boyfriend or girlfriend left you? What do you want a badge... get out there now that you're free and single! Look for sympathy and you'll find it - but I promise you it won't make you happy!

Life's too short to worry about pointless stuff. When was the last time you laughed out loud when you did something silly? Are you having fun and spending quality time with your family and friends? Are you living your life the best way that you can? Will those memories last longer and shine brighter in years to come than all the meaningless things that don't even matter now?

See the positive, instead of just focusing on the bad - a change of perspective works wonders. Try it for the month of July and I'll buy you a sympathy beer if things don't work out. Else you can buy me a celebratory lunch for being right ;-)

Remember it is up to YOU to decide how you view your life!
Are you looking on the bright side of life?

"I mean - what have you got to lose? You know, you come from nothing - you're going back to nothing. What have you lost? Nothing! :-) "


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