I don’t know what my family loves more, eating Chinese food or getting the fortune at the end. Now we’ve watched the show Unwrapped, and we’ve seen how fortune cookies are made. You would think that the mystique around the cookies would have faded by now, but no! We still get a thrill every time the plastic wrapper pops, expelling the bit of air inside and we break the cookie in half to find our fortunes waiting for us. Do we care that it was mass-produced and hundreds of thousands of people are getting the very same fortune as we? NO! We sit there in our little booth and believe that THAT fortune, no matter how many others received it, was really meant for us! I know, SO funny.
Well, just the other day, there we were, my husband and I, in our little booth yet again, having enjoyed our tasty egg rolls, Won Ton soup, and Poo Poo Platter, when our waitress comes over with our little treasures. Here is what mine said:
“Act as if it were impossible to fail.”
Wow! How awesome is that a fortune! And so I share my good fortune with all of you, so you may feel empowered by this mass-produced, eight-word golden nugget of wisdom.
I don’t care what line of work you are in. I don’t care how bad things get personally. Act as if it were impossible to fail and your attitude will open your mind to all the possibilities and options that weren’t apparent when you were closed off and feeling like a failure. Positive thinking leads to positive results. It has been said by many and proven by many. Maybe that’s why so many people keep on saying it. Partner that statement with our fortune here today, and success is bound to be yours!
Psychologists have found through research that when a person changes their behavior, their attitude changes. Attitudes change, behavior changes. See the cycle? When you’re feeling down, smile. It’s okay if it’s fake, really, because research shows it will eventually become genuine.
Feeling like a failure? Act is if it were impossible to fail. It will eventually become genuine, too.
Hugs to all!