Why Couldn’t That Be Me?
Winning the lottery is certainly an exciting, life-changing experience. Admittedly, this event is usually experienced by a single person or a family. The fact is, only the person with the winning ticket has struck gold. Everyone else is more or less onlookers.
It is easy to look at lottery wins this way—if it didn’t happen to you, why should you care? Once you hear news of a lottery win accomplished by some stranger, your mind almost immediately turns negative and you can’t help but ask yourself, “why couldn’t that be me?”
However, you should really look at other peoples’ lottery wins as inspiration and motivation for the future! Even if they are strangers, they give your mind a glimpse of what it’s like to win big. They can give you hope and strength to keep playing and to improve your game.
I will detail some tips on improving your motivation and lottery playing by drawing inspiration from other players’ lottery wins. You can learn how to get your drive for playing—and winning—back in full strength!
Why Other People’s Lottery Wins Makes You Sad?
Many of us were taught from a young age to be happy for other people’s successes and avoid jealousy at all costs. In real life this is not always easy. It is especially difficult when the other person has accomplished something that you have been dreaming of, such as winning the lottery. You have been working toward hitting the jackpot for so long, and to see someone else win can bring up mixed emotions—the rational side of you wants to be happy and congratulate them for their lottery win, but the other part of you experiences feelings of anger, resentment, and regret.
These feelings are completely normal and experienced by many people. Our culture puts great emphasis on competition and being better than others. However, it is important for you to step back and take an objective look at your feelings. The negative side of these emotions do nothing but drag you down and pull you further away from a lottery win.
How to Overcome These Feelings?
When you find yourself feeling negatively toward others’ lottery wins, it is important to turn your focus inward and focus on your own motivation and success. If you can’t stop feeling jealous or inadequate, take some time to think of what you have accomplished. Even if you haven’t achieved a lottery win yet, there are plenty of other things you’ve done. How many times have you won a small prize? How much time have you put into developing your lottery playing strategy? When you stop and search
for it, you will be surprised to find a lot of small wins under your belt. Stopping to acknowledge these accomplishments boosts your confidence and sparks inspiration.
How to Increase Your Motivation?
One of the main reasons lottery wins may not inspire you is because you are lacking motivation. This is the key to unlocking your full lottery winning potential!
To sustain personal motivation it is important to always keep the end in mind. Visualize yourself winning the lottery and what you will do with the money. Keeping this goal in mind always will sustain your drive. Also, though it may seem cheesy, it is beneficial to create your own mantra to repeat to yourself in times of stress and whenever you feel your motivation slipping. A good one to repeat is “I will be the next lottery winner.” Or, “I will win big soon!”
As the saying goes: if you can believe it, you can achieve it!