Why…or why not…ME! These questions have plagued mankind for centuries.
Have you ever watched a television clip where they show a lottery winner, jubilantly holding up a six-foot check for the cameras? And then to make matters worse, you read about the person who has not only won one lottery, but several. You shake your head as you listen to the winner talk about how they are going to pay off their mortgage, quit their job, relax and just enjoy life.
So what planets aligned, what divine force caused this person to propel themselves out of poverty into over abundant riches? And if I had that answer, I’d be sitting on a warm tropical beach, sipping a frosty drink while the sun baked my tired bones.
What I have noticed, when listening to winner’s stories is, they do seem to have one thing in common, they are dreamers. They believe in the unexpected, the miraculous, and they are also very determined people. Somewhere along the line, they have grabbed a vision, planted it in their hearts and hung on, patiently waiting for the collision of the planets to rain down blessings on them.
People who are winners seem to be very driven, determined that no matter what the circumstances, they are going to come out on top of any situation. The word ‘no’ is not an option for them, nor is it in their vocabulary.
For sweepstakers, an element of hard work can, and does, sometime make the difference. Here’s an example. If you took a glass jar and put 100 green peas in it with one red one, you can get an idea of how great your odds can be. Think of the jar as a barrel, and the peas as entries. What if your one entry was the red pea? Now, let’s throw in 20 more red peas, as if you had sent in multiple entries to the same contest.
Looking at the glass jar, you see a lot more of your entries, but it still comes down to a hand reaching into the glass jar and picking your red pea. So, do more entries increase your chances of winning, or is it all in the hands of fate…or should I say, the hand of the one picking the pea? Hmmmmmmmmm
Every sweepstaker has decisions to make. Do you go for broke and fill the glass jar with red peas, or do you leave it in the hands of the cosmos and believe your one red pea is going to get picked? I’ve won great prizes by jamming the barrel with my entries, and also won with one little ole’ entry.
Is there any rhyme or reason to who wins and who doesn’t?
I believe that answer lies within the heart of every individual. If you find a system that works, you develop faith in it. If what you are doing isn’t netting you any results, then maybe it’s time to change what you are doing, or better yet, change your perspective on sweepstaking.
In the meantime, perk up, believe in yourself, keep filling out those entries and patiently WAIT!!!
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