'There is little conjunction of truth and social reality. Around us are pseudo-events, to which we adjust with a false consciousness to see these events as true and real.' What does this mean to you? Put simply to me it means that just because I am told the sky is green, do I have to believe it? Just because I am told I should be depressed in January, should I be? Just because I am told we are in an economic recession and the market is too difficult, should I just climb under my desk and pray for better days?
I believe we should be stronger than this, we owe it to ourselves to say - I can make a difference to my own day. Perception is a dangerous animal, if used wisely is a great ally. I don't ever see myself as the greatest at what I do, I have loads to learn and that will never change. But I will empower myself every single day to make a difference, to turn up and perform. Sometimes I do it naively, which leads to an extra stressful journey home on the central line thinking what have I really achieved today? However I wake up the next morning and empower myself all over again.
So why not wake up in Utopia for a day? A place where there is nothing holding you back, a place where you can push the boundaries and prove the doubters wrong. Forget the weather, or that the newspapers tell us to be scared, or that the walk to the station is just too long and that you are now on packed lunches as you have zero funds. Go and do yourself proud, whilst everyone else is trapped in the January blues you can make strides to outperform the market.