Turn on the evening news, and you’ll see another day’s catalog of terror and trauma. Read the business page, and you’ll see which local company is downsizing. Our big-picture perspective can be shaped, or misshaped, by attention-grabbing events.
The news doesn’t cover people who had a particularly good day and return home to their happy families. The news doesn’t cover the continued existence of a healthy company.
Don’t let the negative picture of the world cloud your perspective.
Anthony Johnson, a physics professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, works with lasers that travel in femtoseconds, a million times faster than nanoseconds.
Anthony is the son of a bus driver, from a family where every male drove a bus or a train for a living. Almost everyone he knew growing up struggled just to keep up with the bills and keep a roof over their heads.
But Anthony saw a path for himself in high school, then college, and finally graduate school. And now he is on the lookout for the next generation of physicists.
“Too many young people have written science off; that’s a real tough battle we have. If we don’t show students an example, they won’t dream of careers in science or anything else. Too many give up because there’s so much ‘give up’ around them.”
Anthony explains he wouldn’t have gotten where he is “without some great people who invested in me and helped me see what I could do.” He adds, “I’m not just going to sit here without going to the next generation and showing them what we do here. Because what we do could shape the future.”
People are seven times more likely to be optimistic about their personal future than they are about the future of their generation.
So what are you optimistic about? Do you have a future you an count on? Are you like me working hard every day to learn more so you can be ahead of the curve when it comes to the future.
If you like so many are caught up with hard times or a dead end job or are happy but true feel there is more to life than what you are doing then lets talk.
I invite you to come check out my mentor and friend Jeffs story at www.SuccessWithLars.com.
See how he went from living in his x wife parents basement to being a sot out out online marketing master.
I invite you and also share this with others you know that need a bump in their lives. Anyone can plan for a better future, you just need to go and do it.
This is Lars signing off and remember to Live, Laugh and Love one another.