It's hard to really wrap your head around just how much money $1 trillion is. Let's equate it to time to give you a better idea.
If $1 was a second...
$100K (seconds) = 28 hours
$1 Million (seconds) = 12 days
$1 Billion (seconds) = 32 years
$1 Trillion (seconds) = 31,689 years
Our government has thrown over $6 trillion at the Coronavirus, according to the Washington Post - over 190,134 years to follow along with the above $1 = 1 second time analogy.
What does that has to do with anything? Nothing. I just find it to be a staggering statistic. 🤯
And you're trying to wrap your head around it.
Q: Where do you start?
Short A: Start where you are.
Accept that the facts are the facts and you must pick up right where you are.
Give up the ghosts of this shouldn't have happened and this isn't fair. Give up the anger and resentment. Give up living in yesteryear. None of that will help you now. Giving time and attention to those sound bites forms a narrative that will only slow or altogether prevent your progress.
What is...is. Who are you to argue it shouldn't be? Because...it is. So, obviously it was meant to be.
Every day you wallow in negative emotions is a day you lose creating the future to do want.
And for THAT...you have no one to blame but yourself.
Sorry if the "straight-talk" offends. It's not meant to.
What IS meant is to help you put your focus toward the future you DO want, toward "what's next?" You can best do that when free of the negative emotions.
State the facts - without the drama or negativity. Don't put a narrative to it yet. Don't color it better or worse. Don't make it mean anything for the future. Just write out the facts. Historical data makes for a great story. The greatest stories have a hint of truth in them.
Now write your come-back story. Create the vision of what you want in the future. Put in a positive narrative for the future. Go gang-busters. No holding back. What a great journaling exercise [hint hint]. Write the story you want told to your great-great-grandchildren.
Get to work making it happen. Jump into your come-back story and act it out. Be open to the specifics of the story changing and evolving.
That's the basic framework.
Now you know how to wrap your head around any situation and act from the mindset of the legendary leader you decided to become. You did decide, didn't you?
Today is the day to #GoForIt. #LiveDeliberately
Founder, Personal Evolution Co.
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