Understanding the Cycles of Life will Help You Better Achieve Success.
One minute you’re up, the next minute you’re down.
Do you know this feeling?
Read on to learn one of life’s great lessons.
The Cycles of Life
I imagine everyone knows this feeling. And that’s how life works. We’re never always winning. Life just isn’t like that. Sometimes we’re up and sometimes we’re down. This is a basic law – like gravity: what goes up, must come down.
And by the perfect inverse, what goes down, must come up. However, many of us don’t think of this. We know when we’re up, we feel like a winner and we enjoy it. Then comes the drop and we end up cursing God, the universe and the cruel fates for taking it all away.
But that is just life. What goes up will come down. And when we are down, we must simply remember, what goes down, must come up. And by having this simple piece of knowledge, we can change our reaction, we can plan, we can be proactive, and we can bounce back better and stronger.
I am the first to admit, that I used to be just like that. I used to strut when I was up, which really wasn’t that much, and then I’d curse and get depressed when I was down, which felt like a lot more of the time.
But then I learned the lesson. I learned that everything goes in cycles. I first learned this lesson from investing.
When you’re an investor, you very quickly learn the shape of the curve.
The curve is never linear and straight up. It usually goes up, but along the journey there are many, many, ups and downs.
Stocks, property, currencies, whatever you are trading, never simply go up. They will go up, then come down, then go up, then come down. And if they have value, then overtime the curve will go up. If they don’t have value, investors start to see it and the curve will go down, down, down, until bust.
Life moves in these cycles too. It is never all up, up, up. There will be times of fortune and times of depression. And you must learn that this is the general rule. So that when you are up you can maximize the good fortune and when you are down you can carry on knowing that it will turn around.
The other lesson I learned from these investment cycles is that when the market is down is not the time to be upset, to cut and run. This is exactly the time to invest even more, stay positive, and reap the rewards as the market turns around.
And it is just like the seasons. I believe it was Jim Rohn on YouTube that taught me this lesson.
Life travels with the seasons. We are up and flying in summer, but then comes autumn and things start to fall. Then comes winter and things get cold and scarce. But after winter comes spring and we’re ready to rise up once more.
This was the great knowledge that our forebears gained from living close to nature.
They learned you plant in spring, so you can reap in summer, and prepare for winter.
If you don’t plant in Spring, knowing that Summer will bring plenty, you face starving in Winter.
And it is in this knowledge that the investor is able to grow to great wealth. The investor can see the market move like the seasons, and they know to plant at the end of winter and to reap at the height of summer.
Cycles of Attention
And so, it is the same for us here on the net. Any of us who have sat there staring at Analytics knows the curve is never always straight up. And if yours is, please don’t share that with the rest of us.
For me at least, I see the attention metrics go up, then come down, then go up, then yep you guessed it, come down. And as long as I keep putting out valuable content, regularly, then the underlying trend is up. When I stall and take a break, I see it start to reverse.
We need to remember this. And I know we all know the lesson, don’t get caught up with the stat’s, focus on value. But we’re human, and when we see the numbers go down, we automatically have an emotional reaction. What we need to remember at this time, is what goes down will come back up.
Life Cycle Lesson
This is a lesson I see missing for younger students. They don’t know this rule. And so when they put out that picture or that clever comment on the web, they get caught between the pit and the pendulum. When it’s the good times they feel euphoric as only young people can with the thrill of celebrity. But when it’s the down times, they feel utter depression and those crazy emotions are out of control trying to find what’s wrong with them.
We need to start to teach this lesson. I feel it would help a lot with the many issues our younger generation is facing. They need to learn that times will go up and they will go down, but as long as you work on building value and getting better, the long-term trend will deliver you to the place you want to be.
Understanding the cycles of Life
The cycles of life is a valuable lesson.
What goes up, will come down. What goes down, can come back up.
In the long run value will grow in the right direction.
Life follows the seasons.
And if you are smart, you plant in the low times, so you can enjoy greater returns in the high times.
Mission to Success
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All the best, and remember to keep striving for success.