Fix Your Thinking First
It is your mind that matters economically, as much or more than your mouth and hands.
I believe that there is no problem we are presented with that we cannot figure out a solution for. After all, most of the problems are usually created by the same mind, possibly due to impairment or lack of understanding of the role and power of the mind.
“I don’t fix my problems. I fix my thinking, then problems fix themselves.” Louise L. Hay.
If this quote can be applied as a formula, a lot of problems would be solved, from the individual ones, to family, state, all the way to global problems.
Most people who change their lives, either for the better or for the worse, begin by changing their thinking. If you can’t change your mind, you can’t change anything.
A reason why some nations fail and others succeed is dependent on this factor, to a large extent. Those that succeed invest right in their human capital: the mental capabilities of the people. Those that fail make little effort in doing the same. On the contrary, they invest in physical capital, roads, ports, infrastructure which is more visible and create an illusion that there is development taking place.
A very good example is Africa (obviously). Good infrastructure won’t help people who don’t have the right mindset. Things get better because there are more people who in total have more good ideas that improve our overall lot.
If we take the past two centuries for instance and assume that the technology developed in America, Europe, Asia etc remained there, removing factors such as profit, Africa would be in a very bad state, still facing problems that were already proven
to be solvable.
The real challenge for individuals and governments now shifts to ‘how do I/we fix our thinking?’
If you ask me, I don’t have a definite answer for that, but being me, I’d recommend you read books.
Fact remains that the only thing that will save you is what lies between your ears.