Is News Affecting Your Success? News, News and More News Anyone with any sense of sanity wants to live a successful life. What is success? Well, each person will have their own interpretation of what success is and what it represents for them. But whether it means economically solvent, a happy marriage, an affluent company or all of these points, few people understand that in order to create and fulfill these dreams it will all start with your positiveness. What do you do when you first wake up in the morning? Read a newspaper, watch the news? The constant interruptions and distractions of our society are the opposite of the path to success. Getting caught up in minutiae. Getting caught up in things that don’t matter. Getting caught up in things that are designed to exploit and antagonize us and our emotions, and more so, to manipulate us to think a certain way. Most of the news is completely irrelevant to our lives and goals. So why bother? It won’t make you any happier. It’s just noise, noise and more noise. By the end of all the bad news consumption for the day you have your mind surrounded of negative feelings, ideas and there too goes your creativity and focus on what really matters: future and goals. This quote sums up what is behind the news: “If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it.” -Edward Bernays, Father of Public Relations Limit your intake of Social Media, turn off the news, concentrate on your goals and fulfill your dreams.