Will 2011 be a great year
As a kid I loved the movie “Back to the Future”. I mean how cool would it be to have a DeLorean that could take you back in time or into the future! Unfortunately, the reality is we do not have a time machine to allow us to travel back to the past or into the future. However, we do have the ability to create the kind of future we want to have for ourselves. I know many people have been struggling and have all but given up on their dreams of a better life, but before you do that, let me tell you about an event I went to over the weekend that really gave me a boost of optimism for 2011.
Over the weekend I attended a Charles Schwab trading forum event. For me, I have always loved the stock market and investing. The conference was great and I am now going to start doing some different trading in my account. I know for most of you putting your money in a mutual fund and have someone manger is all you want to do but for me I like to do some of my own investing. Okay, I don’t want to get off to far from my main point here, so let me tell you about the best part of the event.
The best part of the event was the keynote speaker, Tyler Matheson. Tyler, is a CNBC journalist and anchor of the show “Power Lunch.” Tyler talks to some of the most respected CEO’s and government officials all over the world. So, when it comes to seeing what the future business climate might be like, Tyler is a great resource.
Matheson shared with us several things and here are some of his findings. According to Matheson, growth should pick up, consumers are finally starting to open their wallets again, and companies are starting to hire again. This is all great news but there was one last thing that he said that really hit a nerve with me and got me optimistic about the future.
As Matheson was closing his speech he wrapped it up by talking about some of the struggles this country has had during its existence. One of those periods was the years 1980-1982. Now, I realize some of us were to young to remember or maybe not even born, but for those that do remember he said, “back in the early 80’s people thought America was at its darkest, but looking back, we now know the biggest technological revolution began and we had the biggest expansion in capitalism.” At that moment I felt some goose bumps and a sense of optimism of what the future can be like. How true, in my life experiences just when I think to myself things are so bad something happens and my life bounces back into prosperity.
So, will 2011 be a great year? I believe it will but more than anything you have to believe. If you have had a negative attitude towards everything that has happened in the last two years you need to let it go. If you realize that everything goes in cycles and that when you seem to be at your last wit or darkest moment you are on your way back to prosperity.
To your success,