Monday, June 13, 2011

Wanna Get Lucky?

Until recently, I haven't been a lucky person. I've never found a leprechaun, and I think colored rabbits' feet hanging from a key chain are nasty. I could comb through a field of clover for days and never find a four leaf clover. If I entered a giveaway that allowed unlimited entries, and I had 99 out of 100 of the entries, I'd still lose. Twice I've attended writing conferences with a table full of beautiful baskets you could enter to win. Two different friends told me with all confidence, "I always win a basket." To my disbelief, they did. Now, they might have rigged the whole thing. One of the women dropped enough money on tickets that she could have gone out and purchased half of the items she was trying to win. But that's beside the point.

They had Lady Luck on their side, along with the unwavering knowledge that they would win. It paid off. So recently I decided to give it a shot. I stopped saying "I never win anything" and changed it to, "I'm going to win something without dropping $200 or sleeping with the judge." (You have to be specific like that).

Guess what? In the last month alone, I won a gift basket at a conference, recent releases for the entire month of June from one of my favorite publishers, AND a year's supply of chick feed and accessories. Don't laugh--we raise the most awesome chickens you'll ever meet. Seriously, how can you not love a chicken that looks like this:

Sorry, I'm easily distracted...getting back on track... My point is, when I changed the way I thought about it, I started winning (though I haven't managed to nail the winning Lotto numbers yet). Wayne Dyer said, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." I believe it. This has been a year full of huge, fantastic changes for me. It's the combination of serious, hard work and the belief that Lady Luck will shine down on me. You might have a different name for it, and it doesn't really matter. The main idea is to believe that it's possible. Now, I wasn't all that attached to winning chicken supplies, but it was still a fun prize. I also wasn't specific about what I would win, just that I would win. And I'm thankful for it.

Think about an area of your life that could use a little luck, and believe it can happen. Be specific (especially if you don't want a bunch of chicken supplies). Or don't be specific and simply imagine that something--anything--amazing will happen.

In the meantime, I'd love to hear about how you want to get lucky. If you've already had a streak of luck, what was it?


Anonymous said...

I hope to get lucky enough that all my hard work pays off and I start to lose some darn weight.

Jess Macallan said...

I think that's a great lucky goal. ;)