I'm trying to keep my business, my triplets, and my waistline under control. I excel at one of those, fail at another one of those, and one is a work in progress. Which is which is day dependant.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Manifest Destiny or OMG I am Magical

Saturday night I was online (because, let's face it, I have no life) and I was reading and thinking about a post by Karen - the gist of which was completing an exercise in making your aspirations and goals actually come true. I'm am a skeptic from way back, in so far as I don't really think you can rely on artsy-fartsy lofty-shmofty visualiations and positive affirmations to have great things happen to you. While I don't think they hurt - and certainly they seem to help quite a lot of people - I've just never really been one for all of that. For me the quickest way to success is basically a hell of a lot of hard work, and a hell of a lot of good luck.

That being said, I do think that one's mental state can greatly affect their ability to achieve success - so if you believe in yourself and have a clear goal, you've got a better chance than, say, the guy sitting on the couch eating chips dipped in Nutella and hoping to lose weight. (Sidebar: Chips in Nutella...hmmmm....)

So I've read Karen's post a few times, and while I've wanted to act on it, my I-don't-go-for-mumbo-jumbo self hasn't done it yet. Shortly after reading it, I went to check the business's bank balance (again, Saturday night, yes, I'm a loser.) As I was logging in I smiled to myself and thought, "How cool would it be if I manifest another 5 grand in my account just by thinking about it? That would be SO cool if I looked online and WHAMMO, there was an extra 5 grand."

So I logged in.

I looked at the bank balance.

My jaw, literally, hit the floor. I - no joke- rubbed my eyes and went, WHAT THE...?

The balance was almost exactly 5 grand more than I was expecting it to be.

People, you could have totally blown me over with a feather. Once I got over the shock and realised that I was in fact seeing a balance which, not seconds earlier, I had only DREAMED about... I looked at the transaction history. A corporate client had paid for their (massive) order in full, in advance. 3 brides had paid their oustanding balances, and several credit card payments also went through all on the same day... thus netting me, in one fell swoop, an increase of 5K in the account. Okay, so I earned that money. It's not like it appeared by magical bank balance fairies or anything. But still. WHOAH.

Since then, I've had this little tiny bubble of happiness inside of me. Not only did I wish something and it came true, but my Saturday night then suddenly felt less loser-ish. I've logged in several times since then and the money is STILL there, so it's not like some sort of crazy you're-on-candid-camera thing. Or at least I don't think it is.

Now DH wants me to use my powers on the lottery ticket he buys this week...and now I'm going to go do the exercise Karen blogged about.

Hey, it can't hurt, right?

1 comment:

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

That is pretty cool.

Like you I am a sceptic, hard work and well defined goals are the way to go.

You deserve sucess Em Zee Gee.

-Cee Gee