The early bear
To benefit most, learn first!
The first ones to recognize something are the first to benefit from it. They also have the opportunity to benefit the most. Others who recognize something much later not only have less opportunity to benefit, but the benefits available by then may be much smaller, much harder to obtain, and much riskier to obtain. To benefit most, learn first!
Get the world.
You’ve heard that “The early bird gets the worm,” right? That’s true!
At sunrise, the first birds to get on the ground and look for worms can easily find lots of worms. At that time, there are still many worms right out in the open.
As each bird finds a worm, the worms quickly get eaten. So, more birds continue to arrive and eat the remaining worms faster and faster.
Later, because there are fewer and fewer worms left to be found, the later birds only find a new worm coming out in to the open occasionally. For the last brids to arrive, it can eventually become very difficult to find a single worm.
So you already know about the early bird getting the most worms and much more easily than the later birds. What about the early bear?
Bears can sleep through the entire winter. When they finally wake up, the first meal of the spring is very important to them. They have not eaten anything for MONTHS. (Have you ever had a morning where you felt that hungry?)
So, when all the other bears are still sleeping, the early bear can easily find an abundance of berries and fish and even honey. As more bears wake up from their deep sleep, they also start eating. Because of all the hungry bears, the early abundance of berries and fish and honey can quickly disappear.
In a particularly harsh winter, if there is not much food around when the first bear wakes up, then that bear may be the only one at all who gets to eat. The other bears may begin to starve. If they do not eat soon after waking, what will happen? They will soon die.
As spring goes on, then of course much more food will become available. However, if the later bears are no longer alive, then the early bear gets it all.
The early bear begins as the only bear around. The early bear gets the world (all of it)!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear
Why is this principle so important (including for the most profitable methods of stock market investing)?
The first ones to recognize something are the first to benefit from it. They also are likely to benefit the most.
While others are still dreaming about yesterday, the first to wake up can easily access the most favorable outcomes. They avoid the crowds. They avoid the rush.They avoid the scarcity (or even panic) that others may later experience.While the early bear is already making easy and huge advances, the bears who were still sleeping may get little or nothing (no matter how hard they work).
They also avoid the primary risk of the herds of bulls: neglecting to test their presumptions. While a herd of raging bulls is excitedly stampeding over a cliff, bears can remain calm, confident, and courageous. The early bear is committed to making the most of the resources available.
Be open to learning.
Further, this is not just about noticing investment realities before the herd (and thenmaking huge, easy profits from that early clarity). If you notice anything before the herds notice it, that gives you an immense advantage, right?
For instance, when researchers first discover a new method for promoting health, the herds may not be receptive. The herds may be waiting for a familiar authority in the mass media to give an endorsement of the idea before they dare to risk learning something new.
They are the perfect perfectionists. That means that they never ever want to make even a single mistake.
Plus, if they ever do make a mistake, they do not want to admit it or have anyone find out and criticize them. They blame. They distract. They throw tantrums.
Avoid the paranoia of the herd
The terrified herds may cling desperately to presumptions that keep them from being curious about new insights. They may even ridicule the early bear for not joining the stampede of naive bulls (and daring to question or warn the bullish hysterias).
In fact, the herds may even label their blind loyalty to whatever is familiar to them in a remarkable way.Thye may call their panics of blind loyalty “being skeptical” (or even “scientific”). How ironic, right?
They may be paranoid that their own sincerity may be revealed as naive (as in imprecise, incomplete, inaccurate, erroneous, or just plain wrong). They are desperate to have the security of clear approval from a perceived authority, to protect any “consensus idea” as sacred, plus to avoid criticism (and learning). They manifest “the herd mentality.”
(By the way, the idea that “the herd mentality should not exist” is a sign of still operating from a herd mentality. Likewise, someone who says that “everyone should be above average” is either joking or not very familiar with what the word “average” means.)
Now, make the right choice for you:
a) “Yes, I like where this is going. I am ready to learn more about noticing important information early. I am ready to learn about insights regarding wealth, health, and perhaps some things that are even more important to me!”
b) “No, I do NOT like it. You people are to blame for everything that is wrong with the world! Before reading this, I was completely satisfied with everything in my life and totally free of any form of confusion [according to me], but now you have somehow managed to confuse me, to insult me, and also to confuse me. Plus, I can’t even believe that I wasted my time reading this long. Because I am terribly embarrassed, now I will go find some mainstream news so they can tell me what it is important to argue about (with anyone bored enough to argue with me). Oh and by the way… ifI were to take any further time with you, it would be as an act of mercy… to call you on the phone to let you know exactly why I do not want to talk to you at all… for at least an hour. After that, if you will stop interrupting for just one minute [41 minutes later…], then I may switch subjects to how my analysis is that I have absolutely no time for all of that unchristian analyticaljibber jabber you were using to attack me…. [gasp for breath] Okay, any questions so far?”
c) “Hmmm… maybe some of that was at least a little clever. [Yawn] I admit that I am curious or even intrigued, though I do have some questions first. What is the best way to get my questions answered?“