If you treat life with love and appreciation, it’ll treat you likewise. Whereas if you’re fearful and insincere in your appreciation, life will respond accordingly. Also, you keep assuming life is an all-powerful realm that’s controlling you by marionette-strings, and that you should be afraid of such domination. But, it’s YOU that’s powerful, it’s YOU that shapes life.
Not to throw anyone under the bus, so I won’t name names, but I’ve seen this guy, he’s a “musical artist” despite the fact that he can’t sing, can’t dance, he’s weird looking, thinks he’s funny but isn’t, and has no perceivable charm whatsoever. Yet, he’s rich and famous. People even claim to be fans of his “music”! Huh!? There’s something way more powerful than dumb-luck at work.
He asked for success and life answered, there’s no two-ways about it. He’s basically my inspiration. I’m anything but charismatic, I don’t have looks or talent and no one finds me amusing — therefore I’m the perfect candidate for success!! For no particular reason, and don’t ask me why, but I call this philosophy The Drake Principle of Success.
Being several decades old, I’ve seen this pattern repeated MANY times: someone with no discernible talent achieves a state of unbridled success. People will chalk it up to luck or simply call detractors “haters” that don’t understand. But the pattern is there, and it keeps happening. A person believes himself successful and eventually enough people go along with it.
I’m going to start believing in myself, seeing myself as a crazy-successful guy. This in turn will create an aura of success. “Hey that guy’s obviously successful! Let’s give him stuff!”, “Hey I want to hear what Rich thinks about this, he’s always full of good ideas!”, “Wow I never noticed before, but boy Rich, you sure are a smart guy with plenty of talent!”.
First of all, I want to thank my fans for supporting me all this time, you’re the ones helping me to make this dream possible. I hope that through my success you can achieve your own dreams. And last but not least, I want to give a shout-out to the creator-of-all-things, whoever/whatever that may be, for the opportunity to live such a wondrous existence — for that I am truly grateful.