“They file along, the men in the mission, a long shuffling line. A patient line. Weary feet, broken shoes, worn clothes, unshaven faces. … What happened to John Bentley, 29, house painter, born in Kansas of American parents, union member? Well, there was this depression in the building trades, and he heard of a job farther east. He had a job for a short time. Now here he is in the line. His face is clear-cut, English, with a long upper lip. The type of man who should be upstanding and brisk. His shoulders sag, his shoes are broken. Defeat and bitterness are in his expression. The slight defiance in his answers is of the man who dares you to ask him how he happened to come on a breadline. There are hundreds more with his story…”
This is an excerpt from “School for Bums” by Mary Heaton Vorse first published in 1931 describing men standing in a breadline during the Great Depression.
No matter how bad you feel and how hopeless you situation seems when you’re drowning in debt, it is so important that you look and behave like a successful person. It’s a case of fake it till you make it. If you give in psychologically, you’ll go under physically.
We get treated by others the way we ask them to treat us. “But I didn’t ask for anyone to treat me any way at all” you may be thinking. You ask every day, from anyone you have contact with and you ask, not with words, but by the way you present yourself. visit:-DG Institute & Dominique Grubisa Reviews
Walk and talk tall and proud as if you’re busy and important and you’ll be treated accordingly. Slouch and look miserable and apologetic and people won’t want to give you the time of day. If you feel like a loser, you’ll act like a loser and people will treat you that way and you’ll never get out of this slump. You are not poor. You are not a failure. You are not a loser. You are a successful person with a temporary cashflow problem that will soon be fixed.
As Henry Ford said:
“Whether you think you’ll succeed or whether you think you’ll fail, either way you’ll be right.”
Dominique Grubisa is a practising Barrister with a commercial law background who is dedicated to helping indebted consumers in this current time of economic crisis.