The beginning of the year is always a good time to take personal inventory. I’m not just talking about going over one’s portfolio, net worth, and asset allocation model.
Fear, to me, is the ultimate motivator to take massive action. It leads to the nurturing of the most important character trait a man can possess and use: unwavering faith that THINGS GO RIGHT in the end.
There are two mental attitudes each person can choose to live according to. One of them would make them a punching bag, which is quite resilient and reacts with equal force when the environment pressures him, but he never act out of your own self-direction.
Each one of us lives an incredibly rich internal existence. We all talk to ourselves from the moment we are born until the moment we pass on. As I walked the streets of Seattle this past week, and every time I spend time in big cities’ downtown area, honestly, I think about how big our world is and how billions of Asians are sleeping when we’re awake, and vice versa.
While early-stage investors into the likes of Google, Netflix, and Microsoft have made fortunes, companies raising their dividend pay-out annually with strong, long-term growth have gone almost unnoticed in the recent decades since tech stocks began booming from the eighties onwards.