Did you know 9 of 10 dentists recommend a certain tooth paste? Or how about 3 out of 4 surveyed like (fill in the blank)? It’s interesting to me how we rely on odds for a lot of facets in our life from buying tooth paste to health, and to love. And we always want the odds in our favor. But if you look at all aspects of your life in a positive manner, the odds will be in your favor as you bring positive energy to every situation.
Play the odds. Bet on a sure thing. The deck is stacked against us. There are so many more that I can think of regarding how we interact with odds in life and get fearful if they aren’t in our favor. I invite you to look at odds through the eyes of professional baseball players. They get paid handsomely and even the great ones aren’t hitting 50% of the time. A great hitter bats over .300. They aren’t worried that the ‘odds’ are against them.
Quotes of the day:
“The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim for it.”
~ Mal Pancoast
“Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.”
~ Robert Jarvik
“I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.”
~ Arnold Palmer
“Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.”
For the next week, I invite you to examine the odds that are IN your favor and live your life fulfilled regardless of your surroundings by:
If you’re current job situation is tenuous of being let go or perhaps you are currently unemployed due to the poor economy? Guess what – there are companies out there that are thriving. People are getting hired everyday, promoted everyday. Be one of those people and bring positivity to your career path.
Are you trying to sell your home and listening to the news about a poor housing market? Shine positivity into your home and see it sell quicker than the average turn around. Houses are selling every day, why can’t it be yours?
In a relationship and worried about it lasting as the divorce rate is 50%? Be the person who sees marriages as 50% successes and bring positivity to your relationship.
Have you been diagnosed with a serious illness and wondering about your odds of recovery? Regardless if the number is 90%, 50%, or 20%, those percentages represent those who recover. One year it might be 20% recovery and then next it’s up to 35% — be one of those who bring the odds up. Bring positivity into your health.
Mostly, I invite you to live your life like a baseball player and not to worry about the odds. Get up there and take your best swing at an amazing life – I am sure it will be a grand slam if you put your heart into it.
Until next time, simply defy the odds.
Looking for a way to stay focused on Living Life Fulfilled? Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up, inspire you, support you, and simply love to laugh and have fun.