“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
“I don’t care who else wants it, I am winning that basket!” Heather Moreno declared at the networking dinner.
A blond, brown-eyed dynamo of a fitness instructor, Heather avowed her intention in no uncertain terms. The gift basket that would be given to a lucky winner that evening was filled with gifts, coupons, and cash worth over six hundred dollars in goods and services.
Sitting next to Heather, I looked over at the basket and said, “Well, I want to win it, too!”
She looked at me calmly and declared again, “That’s nice, Chellie, but that basket is mine!”
I chuckled and recognized that my intention and commitment to having that prize was not as strong as Heather’s. She was clear as a bell about having that basket and she told everyone at our table that it was hers. In fact, she told everyone at the meeting.
The moment arrived, and Linda Soto, who designed the basket, drew a business card from the bowl. Her eyebrows raised in surprise, she announced, “The winner is—Heather Moreno!”
Heather gleefully ran to the podium to collect her prize.
In recent months, I have given a cash prize at the end of my speaking engagements. The last two were won by people who declared out loud to the room that they were going to win.
Once I asked a man to draw the winning ticket and as he walked up to the front of the room he said, “You know I’m going to pick my own name and win the money!” And he did.
Have you had this experience? Have you known people who declared the door prize was theirs before the drawing and then actually won it?
Watch these people! Look how they do it. See the determination, the confidence, the winning attitude that succeeds. They just know they are going to win.
Winning a door prize is just practice. Like anything else, you learn to create winning experiences in your life by starting small. As the German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”
Don’t start with trying to win the lottery; start with winning the next door prize. Declare your abundance and success before they draw the ticket.
Visualize getting the job before you go on the next interview, instead of focusing on the fear of being rejected.
Confidence sells—fear repels.
Today’s Affirmation: “I am a winner! I win often, and I win big!”
From The Wealthy Spirit by Chellie Campbell