Monday, September 19, 2016

Real Success: How to Become Luckier Than You Ever Thought Possible - And Fast, Too

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By Richard Kent Matthews

Your "luck", whether good or bad, depends almost completely upon your view of the world. Disappointed? Don't be. This truth is the beginning of a whole new experience for you.

I used to think that "luck" was a chance-y thing, that it happened or didn't happen totally by accident, randomly. I was wrong. Still, when I first discovered the five 'realities' you're about to discover, I was skeptical. That is, until I put them to work. 

That's the key. Put these five secrets to work for you and your luck/reality can change almost in an instant. Ready? Here goes...(Oh, one thing... Keep an open mind here. This is not some woo woo parlor trick. This process--or system if you want to call it that--works. Read the list, let it register with you, and you'll understand why


1. Act lucky. That's right. Act. "What do you mean by that, Richard? Act?" Yes. Here's how you do it. If you had everything you wanted right now, how would you act? Get that picture clearly in your mind. Start acting like that. No excuses. I know the BMW isn't in the driveway yet, but so what? Act like it is anyway. 

In reality, this is more about mindset. How would you be in your mind, in your emotions, if what you wanted was already in your life? Answer that, act on it. Make it a game. Something to ponder here: If you cannot see yourself in the picture, how can you expect to show up in it? Act like you're in it already. Soon, there you'll be--smack in the middle of it.

2. Open your life, your mind, and your heart to receive. If you continually complain that you don't have what you want, your life is miserable, you just can't catch a break, then you're not open to receiving what you say you want. Open up to the possibility that your desire, your dream, wants you as much as you want it. No more feeling sorry for yourself. Self-pity is a big block to receiving your good, perhaps even the biggest block.


3. Create your own opportunities, your own power moments. This may seem contradictory to acting but it's not. There is a saying that goes something like this: Opportunities can fall into your lap if you place your lap where opportunities are falling. Instead of sitting around feeling like none of this is possible, get out and meet new people, go to new places, sign up to volunteer at something that could lead to what you really want to be doing. 

There are a million ways to create your own breaks, your own possibilities. Just open your eyes and begin looking around. Listen. You've missed much. Now's your chance to see what's really there.

4. Be persistent. Do not give up if it doesn't happen on your time scale. You've been moving through the world in a particular and habitual way. It will take time for those habits-of body, of mind, of actions-to change. But as they change, luck will have an easier path into your experience. 

Keep going. Remain resolute. Don't stop. Not now. Your best is just a moment away.

5. Finally, stay open to a change in direction. What you think you want right now may change a bit or a lot as you move toward your outcomes.

Here's an example. My friend--call her Mary--wanted to open a small business selling jewelry. She was afraid at first to even start. Eventually, after she began the journey to find a storefront, talk to banks about business loans, ask advice from other friends who had started their own businesses, she happened to meet someone at a local coffee shop that had overheard one of her conversations.  

"Have you thought about perhaps doing business online?" It hadn't crossed her mind. As she continued this conversation, it became clear that an online store would not only help her sell her jewelry, it would also be much less expensive to start it up. 

Today, she has a $200,000 a year business selling her own and others' collections on sites such as eBay. It never would have crossed her mind if she had not stepped out of her comfort zone and stepped over to where opportunities are falling into laps.

There you have it--the simple way to dramatically increase your luck: 
  • Act lucky. 
  • Open your life to receive.  
  • Create your own opportunities.  
  • Be persistent.  
  • And remain open to a change in direction. 
Nothing supernatural about it. But one fair warning: This system is simple but not easy. Why? You have one obstacle that may try to block you at every turn. And that obstacle is you. Get out of your own way and your new reality is assured!

"We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere-your ideal of what you long to attain, the ideal of health, efficiency, success." Orison Swett Marden

Now go do it. And with "luck", you'll not only change your life, you'll change your world. 

And we'll all be the better for it.

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