I heard a little story a while back about a woman working in the market place and along came a man who swiped one of her products off her table and started to run away. The woman caught up to him and scolded him so badly that there was steam shooting out of her ears. A few moments later she returned to her table and with the nicest, kindest smile she asked her next customer if she can help them.
Later when she was asked how she could go from one extreme to another, she responded that however you feel in one situation does not have to carry over into the next situation. She also said that just because you feel a certain way on the inside, it doesn’t mean that you have to show it on the outside.
Yesterday I wrote about how your mood can affect your luck. Here are a few ways to put the lesson into action:
Don’t hold grudges
Don’t let one person ruin your day
Don’t take out your anger with one person on another
By getting and staying mad, you are only blocking out your own potential opportunity and luck.
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".
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