Just when I thought I had the rule book on
unlucky numbers memorized, I discovered
that I was wrong.
In China, for example, number four is supposed
to be unlucky. The sound for number four is too
close to the sound for death. The only difference
is which tone is used.
You know what this means, don’t you? It means
that you’ve got to eliminate the fourth floor from
Oh yes, there is a fourth floor – but in China, it’s
often located on the fifth floor.
And … if there are a lot of ‘mericans habitating the
same building, well then, by golly, we better move
the 13th floor to the 14th.
Not kidding. In some elevators – there’s no button for
the 4th floor – OR the 13th floor. Not in all elevators –
but in quite a few.
Now, the home we have in China is on the 24th floor.
And in that building, for whatever reason, the builder
didn’t think about removing numbers 4 and 13 from the
Guess what happened?
Not a doggone thing.
Everyone, to the best of my knowledge, who lives on the
4th and 13th floors is doing fine.
Speaking of flying, I know people who won’t fly on the 13th
of the month – or they won’t fly if it’s Friday the 13th. I also
know people who think that it’s bad luck if a black cat runs
across the street in front of your car whilst you are driving.
I’ve never quite understood that one. All I know is that whenever
I have a black cat run in front of my car, I smile and say, ‘YES.
Now I know today is going to be a lucky day. Black cats always
bring good luck.’
Back to the numbers.
How many donuts are in a ‘baker’s dozen?’
Unless I’m mistaken, it’s 13.
Isn’t that grand? So we do like number 13 afterall, especially when it involves
an extra donut – something most of us don’t need.
I truly believe that you can change your life by changing how you think
about certain numbers. There’s nothing wrong with believing that certain
numbers are more auspicious than others – especially if you live in a home
or have a phone number with those numbers. But going through life deathly
afraid of a 4 or a 13, that’s ridiculous. And the more you think that these
numbers are somehow controlling your future, the more you have given
unearned power to something that doesn’t even exist.
My goodness, if you’re going to give up power to a mysterious unknown, you
might as well do it for good luck – not for bad.
So here’s the cure: Get on an exercise program. That’s key. Now, instead of
counting in 10’s – start counting in 12’s, 13’s, 24’s, 36’s and so on. But make
sure you do a lot of 13’s.
For example, do 13 really tough pushups. And as you are doing number 13, you
tell yourself that you’re doing one more than 12 … and you’re doing it for GOOD
LUCK. Tell yourself that 13 is a lucky number – and program it into your mind/body
while you exercise.
After 13 days of doing this – you’re going to feel real comfortable about the number
13. You’re going to really like it. You’re going to think that numero 13 is great. Not
only that, but if you continually use the number with the intention of it bringing you
good luck – I’m betting it will.
Just ask a baker.
Now, after you’ve realized that you can reprogram how you think about a number,
you’ll come to understand that you can influence the way you think about virtually
anything in life – including YOU. There’s not a whole lot to it – if you’re willing to use
your creative imagination in a positive way.
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