When I was a kid, one of my favorite TV shows was a Variety show called “HeeHaw” (tells you how old I am). There was a segment on this show performed by Buck Owens and Roy Clark, where they harmonized a song that went like this: “…..if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me” Funny segment, totally depressing dialog. Those of you old enough to remember this are humming the tune to this right now.
Do you ever find yourself thinking these kinds of thoughts? That your kind of "luck" is bad luck? Do you expect the worst? Are you always sick? If so, you may be living in "victim energy". As long as you are entertaining this way of thinking, you will actually experience the bad outcomes of which you are fearful. This may sound strange, but it’s very true – the mind/body connection is real and powerful. We all experience negativity and doubt from time to time, but it is very empowering when we can recognize this, overcome it, and live in the high energy that will attract those greater things we want.
- Accept that happiness and success is a choice -- so choose to be happy and successful
- Take responsibility for your thoughts and actions – quit blaming others
- Visualize yourself being successful -- what does that look like? What are you doing differently? How does that feel?
- Actively pursue those things that you want – failure only happens when you do nothing
- Get off the couch, and go help someone – service is a highly effective way to bless your life, as well as others’
- Live in gratitude for the things you already have and enjoy
Did I miss anything? If so, please add your own suggestions. By incorporating just one of these actions, you will enact a positive ripple effect, which will lift and empower you. You will be healthier, happier, and more successful in all your pursuits. It’s too late for Buck Owens and Roy Clark to give us some better advice, but maybe the good folks from “Duck Dynasty” can come up with some uplifting words to live by. In the meantime: Good "luck" -- you can do it!
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