TAKEN FROM WHO MAGAZINE, MARCH 16TH 2009 P34 – LILY ALLEN
“Part of my ethos is that I don’t care about anything too much. If it all goes tits up, it’s not the end of the world”
Successful people mostly don’t worry about anything, even if all signs point to the fact that worrying would be perfectly normal.
Rocky said to me, ‘Here’s tip - don’t sweat the small stuff. Second tip is that it is all small stuff.’
Successful people know life will deliver, providing they keep moving forward, step by step, day by day. It may not come today, or tomorrow, but come it will.
You may think, ‘Well of course they don’t worry. These people are probably really rich and have so much more money than the rest of us.’
My answer now is, ‘That is not always the case, and even if it is how do you think they got that way?’
Without exception I have found these people were like this before they made money. They then added riches to their lives as a matter of choice. Yes I did say choice, because the other thing I have noticed is your financial state, like anything in life, is a matter of choice. Success in this list is not solely monetary. It’s the underlying state of mind that you can then add money to if you choose to. There are many people in life who are blissfully happy and also very poor. They line beaches, in salt washed clothes, with sun creased skin, doing nothing more than contemplating their next wave or their next meal. What they all have in common, rich or poor, is that these type of people literally let it all go and run – nay play - with the flow of life. Their minds are to them what hammers are to carpenters – tools to be used and nothing more. And when they have finished using them they put them down. They control the tool. The tool doesn’t control them.As one exceptionally successful 25 year business woman said simply to me, ‘You think too much.’