History is cyclical; that is one of the first things we learn in our history classes at school. So it is not surprising that we continue to see cycles within economic circles that create cycles of opportunity. We can see many parallels between Hill’s time and our own today.
History Repeats Itself…Again
“At the time this book was written, the Great Depression was still a strong force. However, the Depression also became, in many ways, a prime opportunity for practical dreamers, because the economic collapse reduced all men, substantially, to the same level. This changed the rules of the game; the new changed world favored the masses, people who had little or no opportunity to win under the conditions which existed during the depression, when fear paralyzed growth and development.
The new, changed world demanded new ideas, new ways of doing things, new leaders, new inventions, new methods of teaching, new methods of marketing, new books, new literature, new entertainment venues. Those who won during this time of expanded opportunity possessed one dominating quality–definiteness of purpose, knowing what they wanted, and a burning desire to possess it.
An Age Of Rebirth
The Great Depression marked the death of one age, and the birth of another. This changed world required practical dreamers who could, and did put their dreams into action. The practical dreamers have always been, and always will be the pattern-makers of civilization.
Our modern world is primed for practical dreamers and personal wealth creation again. Our convenient and easy-living societies are ever on the lookout for the next great tools that will make us money and ease our lives; and as work lives are relieved and wealth is created, we are ever on the lookout for more interesting and fun ways to spend our earned leisure time. All of this translates into a marketplace with something for everyone, and a need for people who can provide it. It also translates into huge sums of money being created and traded on the open market, setting the stage for investment potential the likes of which have never been seen before; investment potentials that are well within the reach of even the most menial earners.”
Changing times create changing opportunities, and today’s world is ripe with opportunities to build wealth. Those who can learn to cultivate that mindset and definite desire will certainly find that being financially prosperous is an equal reality for them. In our next post we’ll explore how our changing times have created opportunities for every type of wealth creator.
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