Having the right mindset is critical for surviving times of duress
By Andrea Hill
Increasingly, economists are using the word “depression” to describe the international economy, and there is a growing consensus that it will take five years to return to the economic performance we enjoyed at the beginning of 2020.
Stop for a moment and consider your reaction to that first paragraph. Did you hit the word “depression” and skip instantly to the next paragraph? That would be representative of the behavior called avoidance. Did you have an instant, mental argument with the accuracy of that paragraph? That could be representative of the behavior called denial. Did you break into a cold sweat, and wish that it was already beer-o’clock? That could be representative of the behavior called fear.