Have you ever noticed how some people seem to get things right, progress fast, earn well and sell a lot of art?
While others don’t manage, complain, struggle or plain simple go bankrupt?
Tell me: which of the two do you prefer looking at?
Next: which one do you end up looking at most?
If you prefer the first but end up looking the second, you’re suffering from a human condition I call morbid fascination.
For some reason, we’re prone to look at negative, unpleasant, or even awful things.
That’s why we get traffic jams when there’s been a car crash on the opposite lane.
It’s why war games are popular, and horror movies too.
We might think we like horror movies, but I don’t think it’s an actual liking – I think it’s a kind of morbid fascination.
Like William S. Burroughs wrote: “Like a tainted cheese, overpoweringly delicious and nauseating.
That’s how the media hook people with scare stories.
And, if you’re not aware of this natural tendency, it can seriously hamper your chances for success.
If you keep ending up reading stories about struggling and starving artists, perception bias is going to make sure you’ll see more, and more, and more of those stories.
And places like Facebook too: “Hey, she seems to like that kind of thing – let’s show her more of it”.
It’s real simple:
What you look at will appear again and again, in your perception.
It’s how the mind works.
And if you look at negative stories, they steal your thunder.
Bit by bit, the impressions and reports will whittle away at your self-confidence, beliefs, and action-taking abilities.
Whereas if you look at success stories and listen to podcasts about people who have discovered ways that work, your self-confidence and abilities grow.
You get to choose.
And now that I’ve told you this, you’d better consider what you choose.
Because I would venture that the media you take in are a pretty good predictor of your success.
In the next LEAP newsletter, I’m giving you suggestions as to where to look, and specific instructions for what to do with the positive things you observe.
That way, you get better at marketing and promotion all the time.
But, it’s only for people who are determined to look on the bright side, as it were.
If your worldview is gloomy and you’re unable to redirect your orientation, it’s not going to work for you.
So if you’re the kind of person who sees opportunities instead of obstructions, here’s where you go to subscribe –> http://martinstellar.com/leap-to-more-sales/
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