1. "I'm a Great Believer in Luck" --Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson is attributed as saying, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." This is a great motto for entering sweepstakes because it reminds us that, while the luck of the draw ultimately decides who will win prizes, our hard work also has a lot of influence. You can change your luck, and even the unluckiest of people can win prizes.
2. "One Quality All Successful People Have is Persistence" --Dr. Joyce Brothers
Famous psychiatrist Dr. Joyce Brothers said, "Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They're willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There's a very positive relationship between people's ability to accomplish any task and the time they're willing to spend on it."
This quote could have been custom designed for sweepers. It's clear that the odds of winning sweepstakes are against us, but with dedication, patience, and persistence we can beat those odds and bring home fun and valuable prizes.
3. "Winning is a Habit" --Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi, the football coach who is credited from turning the embarrassing Green Bay Packers into one of the stars of the NFL, said: "Winning is not a sometime thing; its an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit."
When it comes to entering sweepstakes, filling out an entry form now and then is likely to lead you nowhere. If you really want to win, you should make it a habit by using a strategy to ensure that you maximize your odds and enter as many sweepstakes as you can in the time you have available.
4. "To Succeed, We Must First Believe" --Michael Korda
Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling author of books like Charmed Lives and Horse People, said: "In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." This reminds me of one of the most common reasons for people to stop entering sweepstakes - they don't believe that people really win.
However, people just like you and me win amazing prizes every day. Remind yourself that winning is a real possibility in order to stay motivated to enter long enough to prove it with a win.
5. "All of Us Have Bad Luck" -- Robert Collier
Robert Collier, a self-help guru who was one of the sources for the popular motivational book, The Secret, wrote: "All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck -- who keeps right on going -- is the man who is there when the good luck comes -- and is ready to receive it."
When it comes to sweepstakes entries, if you don't push through your periods of bad luck, you'll never win again. After all, you have to be in it to win it. Furthermore, if you aren't expecting to win, you won't be on the lookout for win notifications, and your prizes might pass you by.
6. "Doing What You Love is the Cornerstone" --Dr. Wayne Dyer
Self-help guru Wayne Dyer said: "Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." When it comes to sweepstakes entries, I think this quote speaks to the importance of having fun with the hobby, not just with the prizes you win.
Sweepstakes entry is not a job, it's a hobby, and even the smallest of prizes can bring a lot of joy if you're not just looking at the bottom line of your wins. Even during dry spells, dreaming about your next win can help you to enjoy the moment, and not get frustrated because it's been a long time between prizes. Enter sweepstakes because you love the hobby and the abundance will follow.
7. "All Our Dreams Can Come True" --Walt Disney
Walt Disney, who started as a kid who loved to draw and ended up creating one of the largest and most successful companies of our time, knew what he was talking about when he said, "All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them."
All too often, we grow afraid to pursue our dreams. We tell ourselves that we can't really win those big prizes, so it's not even worth trying. We talk ourselves out of even having the chance to win big. It's those people who don't let fear stop them, who enter those big sweepstakes every day even if the odds are long, who take home the big prizes.
8. "Don't Waste Time...Fix Your Aim and Begin" --Guan Yin Tzu
Guan Yin Tzu said: "Don't waste time calculating your chances of success and failure. Just fix your aim and begin." When it comes to entering sweepstakes, it's easy to get paralyzed by thinking of how the odds are stacked against you. But someone has to win all of those prizes, and if you don't enter, it will never be you!
Fix your aim by concentrating on the sweepstakes that you're most likely to win, but don't waste your time on fretting about the ones that pass you by. Another chance to win is right around the corner!
9. "Many Failures...Did Not Realize How Close They Were to Success" --Thomas Edison
"Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up," said Thomas Edison, a man who refused to give up in his own life. Despite having nearly no education and striking out on his own at the age of 16, Thomas Edison persevered to become one of America's greatest inventors.
So many times, I hear people say that they had nearly given up on entering sweepstakes when they received their first win. I know that many more threw in the towel when they could have won if they had just stuck it out a little longer. If you're starting to wonder whether you'll ever really win, think of this quote and keep on entering!