Are you feeling lucky? There’s a lottery going on right now and you could run out and buy a ticket.
Do you know that today, there are hundreds of people who are going to visit google or other search engines and type in the following: “What are the most lucky mega numbers played?” You might be one of them.
But you might not want to win the lottery today. This sounds silly I know (who would not delight in winning $3,000,000 today?). But experts say that “excessive wealth, particularly for people unaccustomed to it, such as lottery winners, can actually cause unhappiness.” In fact, over 1/3 of lottery winners end up declaring bankruptcy.
Why, after finally getting the great fortune, do lottery winners end up desolate and broke? We all say “they’re so lucky”, but clearly they are not. They had a lucky moment, but they were never leading a lucky lifestyle.
You have to learn the secret of luck to be lucky. Lucky is not delivered to you; you must go get it. Luck will not ring your door bell or be found in the form of 7 numbers on mega-lottery day.
Many wonder why some people are not lucky and others are? You all have people in your life about whom you would say, “Oh, he’s so lucky” or “look at her, she just gets whatever she wants. She’s so lucky.” Is she?
I have two girl friends named Debra and Lisa (not their real names). Each is extraordinary and I value their friendship immensely. But, I often here Debra say of Lisa, “Oh, Lisa’s just so lucky. She always gets the job, the boys, the fun trips.”
Is Lisa lucky? Was she endowed with some lucky spirit by birthright that Debra just did not get? No. In fact, if you look and listen to the two of them, you might find Debra more attractive and intelligent. However, she does not lead a lucky lifestyle. She does not put herself in a position to “be lucky.” She is waiting for things to happen in her life but the doorbells not ringing.
Lisa, on the other hand, is not behind the door, she is outside of it, ringing the doorbells of life. This strategy brought Lisa many gifts and a great attitude. She’s certainly stumbled along the way, but she kept her feet moving and they always got her where she wanted to go.
Debra would say she “got lucky”. Lucky people know she made it happen.
How can you be one of the lucky ones? How can you lead a lucky lifestyle? I came across a couple of articles this week that you may enjoy:
Read those and you may start getting lucky today…even without buying a lottery ticket. Or, better yet, do the lucky exercise below:
A Lucky Exercise
Let’s strike a deal because I want the world to be filled with lucky people. After all, lucky people are active and happy so who doesn’t want to be around them. Here’s the deal: I am going to give you a 4 minute exercise. If it doesn’t make you happy, don’t come back. If it does, and you smile, come back.
Step 1: Click this link to open the page I wrote yesterday.
Step 2: Get out of your chair.
Step 3: Lean down and click play on the first music video (it might take a second or two to load).
Step 4: This will sound silly, but do it. When the music starts, move your shoulders to the music, then pick up a foot, put it down and pick up the other one, now start moving your hips with the beat. Move all around. Let it flow! Groove like this without stopping, moving all your body parts, until the song is over.
Did you enjoy it? The Lucky Lifestyle gets you out of your seat, it moves you in new directions, and it allows you to live your way happily.
Just answer this question: Do you want to be the person saying “s/he’s so lucky” or do you want to be the person people say that about?
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