There’s a theory in both history and economics of virtuous and vicious cycles.
That, generally speaking, when everything is growing, there are plenty of virtuous cycles.
And when any society, business cycle, or economy reaches a kind of “tipping point” the virtuous cycles slowly shift into vicious cycles.
For example, when an economy is booming, and you own a business, pretty much everything you do will feed back into the system and make it boom even more.
Everybody is more or less making more money than that did before.
Everybody looks back a few years, looks forward a few years, and feels pretty good.
Money Drives Money
This causes people to go out and spend more money.
All those people going out and spending more money help to increase the income of all those people working in all those places where they spend more money.
And all THOSE people do the same thing.
But on the way down, everything is the opposite.
People feel themselves making less money than before.
Or at least slowing down how quickly they are increasing their incomes.
This gives people a bad feeling, or a less than positive feeling about the future.
So they spend less money.
And the people working in all the places that are getting less of that money, in turn feel less confident, and THEY spend less money.
So everything everybody does tends to slow the economy down even further.
This boom-bust cycle is called the “Business Cycle.”
Different theories as to why it happens have won different Nobel prizes.
This kind of boom-bust cycle CAN happen on an individual level.
On a large scale, it just kind happens.
Like a gigantic organic system slowly inhaling and exhaling.
And it CAN be automatic on a personal level.
In three different ways.
Cycles And Cycles
A virtuous cycle getting better and getter.
A vicious cycle getting worse and worse.
Or kind of bouncing back and forth between the two.
Most people are in the third category.
You get a string of good things, you’re feeling pretty good.
That good feeling drives “better” behavior which increases the probability of good things.
Your jokes get smiles more often than not.
Your compliments get smiles more often than not.
You manage to get up early with a positive attitude.
But then a few random things happen and you spiral downward.
Three or four jokes in a row don’t land.
Three or four compliments receive angry stares instead of smiles.
End The Randomness
But then a few random GOOD things happen and you’re back in happy land.
For most people, this feels just like a large business cycle.
It feels OUT of control.
Things just “happen” to them.
Sometimes good, sometimes bad.
But there IS a way to control your own business cycle.
Or you own social cycle.
To keep it positive.
Higher highs and lower lows.
More smiles, and less angry stares.
Way more good things than bad things.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.