I have come to the conclusion that 90% of success doesn’t have anything to do with what we do. It has to do with what we think. If we think we are successful, that it is possible, that we will win, then the odds are in our favor. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people say things like, “I never win,” or “I’m not lucky,” or “Nothing good ever happens to me.” Well, the best I can tell they are right. In addition, it has nothing to do with anything but what they believe and what they project out into the world.
I believe I am a winner. I tell myself all the time that I am. When I go someplace where they are having a drawing, I tell myself that I will win something. Often, I do. I have recently started a new hobby, that of entering sweepstakes. I figure someone has to win and it might as well be me. The most amazing thing to me is that many of the people that I have told about this have been negative about my new activity. I have been told it is a waste of time, or that I don’t have any chance of winning or it is some kind of scheme. I believe that, for them, all that is true, but for me it isn’t. I believe someone has to win and it might as well be me. After all, I am a winner.
My life experience has taught me that most of life is dependent on what we think, which drives what we do. If we think things are possible and positive, then they are and we act accordingly. And if we think something else, that is true also and our behavior will reflect that.
Having a positive attitude and outlook on life isn’t about being Pollyanna, it is a life style choice. I choose to see the glass half full with no spots. Because I choose to look at life this way, this is what I see most of the time. It doesn’t mean that I don’t have disappointments or letdowns, I do. But, I choose not to dwell in those experiences and rather see what I can learn from them and move on.
Here’s to being lucky,