Don’t watch the news, make the news. Don’t read your horoscope, create your horoscope. If you are the type of person who will believe a general platitude for a horoscope like “you’re going to meet someone interesting when you go outside. Be weary of someone from your past you’ve been trying to get away from.” Then, it’s probably best you go about creating your own spin on you life that you can live by because it’s just as easy to believe a prescription for the day written by some enthusiastic writer in his cubicle trying to meet a deadline- as it is to believe in your own prescription for your life. Have you ever met someone who wanted to confine you to the limits of a horoscope? You are not an accumulation of traits determined by what constellation you were born under.
The next time someone asks you your sign or if you know what it entails, I dare you to run off a list of desirable traits in excess- non of which should be negative. Just make sure to add humility at the end, because you won’t sound humble, but why should you identify with any negative attributes about yourself. Let the world worry about your flaws. Many of the flaws you will have- you will not be aware of. Yet, still you must navigate through the world and attempt to operate at peak condition day in and day out. Refuse to let a summary of platitudes determine if you’re going to have a bad day or a good day- a good year or a year of suffering. It’s entirely up to you to decide if you are going to be productive or not. The universe is indifferent.
Watching the news is passive and while their will be the occasional story that is perfectly relevant to your day to day life- there is far more likely to be a barrage of stories thrown at you that are meant to scare the Ebola in to you. You can go about receiving your news this way, most people do- then again, most people do not go about creating anything significant. Fear, as it is spewed through the television, in the form of “relevant topics” paralyzes people and keeps them in the house, attached to their positions which are going nowhere, and afraid to venture out or attempt to do anything they would otherwise freely dream of doing.
You could instead make it a focus to create your news. Truly, you can submit articles, write a blog, create a video of the things you want to see in the world. Creating content is preferable to consuming it blindly. Yes, some stories will be relevant and they might not make you happy. But it’s far more important to control the things you put in front of you, filter the information you take in because it has a large effect on how you go about the day and how much you get done. When you focus on negativity around you, it becomes your reality. Too much of this focus on negative energy will have you believing that it’s the only thing out there in abundance. There’s a choice to believe that the world is positive or negative, or even indifferent.
Create the news, create your horoscope, live by the best set of rules that you can come up with. This is how you take greater control of your life. Because if you want to be successful, you have to do what unsuccessful don’t do. That is complain, believe everything they hear, focus on negativity, think their life is out of their control, and agree with the masses- often without questioning. Take control of your mind, your actions and your life. Do more creating than consuming, and when you create something, whether it’s the news or your own horoscope- make it great.