When You Feel Like Giving Up on Winning the Lottery
You woke up this morning, no richer than yesterday. Maybe it’s been like this every day for months. It’s only natural that you feel like giving up. Seems like the lottery only targets those who have natural luck. You’ve never won anything in your life. Maybe no one you know has ever won anything either!
If this sounds familiar, you’re one of millions of people who believe that it’s all down to fortune. You believe that there are those favored by luck or superstition, who are destined to win. And you’re not one of those. If you’re having these thoughts, the most important thing to know is: you’re wrong. Luck is not selective. To become a winner takes more than being born under a lucky star.
But it’s normal to feel like giving up. Therefore, we’ve put together 6 great techniques to use when you feel this way:
1. Read Stories of Big Lotto Winners
We feature many of these stories every day. They usually go the same way: a person who never thought they’d win, carried on trying, eventually winning more than s/he had bargained for. This story is you in the future. Maybe not the near future, but in order to make it big, you’re gonna need patience.
2. Calculate the Pros and Cons
When making any big decision, a great strategy is to make a pros and cons list. The heading of your list should be something like “Stop Playing”. Write down all the pros, and then write down the cons. You’ll almost certainly find that the cons list is much longer than the pros. After all, what big reason is there not to play? It’s a small investment with a big payoff waiting.
It’s a good idea to do it the other way round as well. Write a list called, “Continue Playing”. In this case, you’ll find the pros list is the longer one. Seeing this in practice is certain to motivate you. Open your word processor right now, or if you’re old fashioned, take out a pen and paper.
3. Remember, This Is a Bonus
You only feel compelled to give up on something when the stakes are really big. So if you feel like giving up on the lottery, it means you’re putting too much pressure on yourself to win. It’s vital to remind yourself that there’s no urgency. Winning the lottery is amazing… but it’s a bonus. You’re adding richness to your life, and although that richness will be amazing, you don’t need it. Playing the lotto should be a responsible endeavor, and this entails keeping your priorities at the forefront.
4. Appreciate Small Victories
Sometimes, when you win a small amount, it feels worse than winning nothing at all. After all, it feels like you’ve used up your good luck on a value that just wasn’t worth it. Once again, you need to remind yourself that winning is not all about luck, and luck is not a commodity like any other. Lightning really can strike twice – according to the law of probabilities, you’re just as likely to win after already having won as you were before you won.
Therefore, try to appreciate the small winnings as a sign of what’s to come. Rather than “using up” your luck, it’s showing you very viscerally that you can be a winner.
5. Change Your Routine
“A change is as good as a holiday,” is how the saying goes, and this is true when you feel like giving up on anything. This is especially effective if your routine is based on superstition. Superstitions put pressure on you to “get it right”; it’s this sort of pressure that will make you want to give in. So buy your tickets at a different time, a different place, or even spend a little more, as an added incentive to keep trying. Not only will you find that you feel relief now, your whole approach to the lottery will become more relaxed, and focused on what’s important: enjoying the journey towards winning big!
6. It’s Okay to Take a Break
But maybe you’re really not feeling it. Maybe the thought of buying another ticket right now is enough to make your head hurt. In this scenario, remember that taking a break does not have to mean giving up. A break can help you get your priorities back in order, help you remember why you’re playing the lottery in the first place.
Of course, it’s not ideal, and when you’re not playing you’re not going to win. But as long as you don’t give up entirely, nothing’s going to get in the way of ultimately winning big.
Just Keep Swimming!
So if you’re facing another winless day, put these ideas into practice. You’ll find that not only will you keep going towards your goal of winning big, you’ll be putting your priorities into place and getting a better perspective of your life as it truly is.
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