Mindset Mastery 33 – The Economics Of State Of Mind

Mindset Mastery SeriesThe power of thought and state-of-mind is both individual and collective. Here Napoleon Hill talks about the power state-of-mind held over an entire nation’s, ultimately an entire world’s, economy.

“As evidence of the collective power state-of-mind has over people, this example is offered–

“The Great Depression started in the United States in 1929, and continued on to an all time record of destruction, until after President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office. Then the depression began to fade into nothingness. Just like in a theatre when the lights are raised so gradually that darkness turns into light before you realize it; the spell of fear in the minds of the people gradually faded away and became faith.

“This same concept has been proven time and again throughout the decades since. Today’s recessions come on more gradually than the Great Depression; any time there is a financial recession, it is directly governed by the attitudes of the people as a whole. When the masses believe the outlook is bleak, they act (financially speaking) accordingly; when they begin to regain hope, the populace spends more freely and the recession recedes again. This is an economic cycle that is repeated over and over, but there is never a single moment experts can point to that signifies the beginning or end of the recession. Instead, the start- and end-points are defined in retrospect.”

State Of Mind Governs The World

Consider this—if this were not the case, if emotion and state-of-mind did not govern national and world economies, economics would be a much more simple and predictable science. The fact that economics is not predictable to exactness proves that thought is a driving factor in wealth creation. This is why we here buzz words like ‘consumer confidence’ when economic predictions are made.

I will see you back here every Monday and Thursday for the continuation of the Mindset Mastery series.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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  1. After reading your post I had to contemplate about what you said. Of course State of Mind governs the world. No different than it governs our thoughts, actions, and reactions. And that’s where our leaders come from – from their own State of Mind. Thanks for giving me the inspiration to think about this!
    Come and visit me at http://irenewatson.typepad.com/irenes_weblog/

  2. Thanks Irene
    I’ll go and check out your blog.

  3. It’s also noted that during boom times when people make money, they always claim it to be ‘their own doing’, but during bad times when all those gains are then wiped out, they ‘always’ look for someone else to blame, and usually this is when regulations become more apparent and frequent

    • I never thought of it like that, so simply put and yet so true. People don’t realize our success and failure depend on one person – ourselves – and instead blame the government, parents, society etc when something goes wrong and when something goes right it’s because we’re brilliant.
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..You Are the Reason I Know It Will Happen =-.

  4. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,
    I never considered that the state of the country is a reflection of the collective state of mind of its people. I knew that the Prime Minister could only govern according to his own world views and that the leader of each country could only do the same.
    I didn’t realize that collectively how we see ourselves as a nation drives what happens to us. This post only further highlights the need to share ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and other similar teachings with our families and friends. If we can learn to have the right mindset in our neighborhoods then maybe as a country, attitudes will improve and life will truly be what we want.

  5. Hi Sean, I was told that “every country has the government they deserve”. Sounds a bit harsh, and it doesn’t mean that everybody in that country agrees to that government or their actions, but it still is an expression of the collective mindset. They are either actively (supported) or passively (not overthrown) confirmed.
    The collective state of mind is extremely powerful. And I think it is under-utilized and could create much more peaceful, positive change in the world, if used more consciously.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

    • Jazz Salinger says:

      Hi Renee,

      I totally agree with what you’re saying. I think the collective state of mind could also apply to the YOTA forum. Can you imagine what we will achieve together in the very near future?

  6. Hi Sean

    That’s right, “consumer confidence” is all about how people think and feel about their personal financial circumstances and the overall state of the economy. All in the mind.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  7. Danny Younes says:

    That’s right think negative thoughts you get negative results. Think positively and get positive results.

  8. Its true – there seems to be a mass consciousness – and some are able to get in touch with it, a fine talent when Marketing. It works best when received by beings with ethics.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mindfulness =-.

  9. Countless billions of dollars have been spent by corporations to find out how to manipulate the masses using the media to influence how they feel. They have had an amazing amount of success. Just look at the number of fat people. Most Americans seem to believe it when they are told the economy is improving even though the indicators of this are still quite weak. This could be the acid test for this principle. Will the government be able to so convince the American public that the economy is improving that all the indicators will move into strong positive territory?
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  10. Hey Sean,

    I often wonder if the politicians aren’t as silly as we like to think that they are, and when they decide that there needs to be a change in the people’s spending, they get the information out to the ‘analysts’ and ‘financial commentators’ who then spread the word through the media, and thus incite the predicted/expected result of the mass mind of the general public?

    Just a thought!



  11. Hi Sean

    The collective conscious is the most persuasive force!. I don’t watch television, listen to the radio nor read newspapers and I haven’t done so for years and years and guess what? I am still here in one piece.

    I always hear what I need to know that is important by whatever means and I haven’t had to carry around the depressing media hype from all those years gone by and my subconscious is not infected with fear and horror stories.

    I like what Jazz said about the YOTA forum. From what I have gleaned from the forum, there are alot of very positive, idealistic and creative people who are going for a higher level of life.

    The collective conscious in the forum is a huge positive force, and already the friendship and support we all give each other, the fun we have, the great progress we are all making is a reflection of your own consciousness Sean.

    Thankyou and blessings

    .-= Elly´s last blog .. =-.

  12. G’day Sean,
    My stockmarket advisor who has been in the market for 30 + years, says the whole deal with the stockmarket is human emotions, and the herd mentality. He certainly agrees in principle with Napoleon Hill.

    Thanks for this powerful post.
    Obviously with thoughts like that he is a very contrarian trader.
    .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..SEAN RASMUSSEN’S ” LEARN AND EARN ” COMPETITION =-.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    The collective consciousness definitely has much to do with how our economic outlook is doing. Emotions run high during recessions as everyone deals with the stress of not knowing if they will be alright financially. Seems like all it takes is one gloomy report from some expert to start the ball rolling. I prefer to escape the herd mentality and make my own financial realities by cultivating the proper mindset. 😀

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