Are you one of those people who believe there is no such thing as the law of attraction and all quoted examples of it in action are just a matter of luck or coincidence? Are you one of the people who believe we can attract whatever we want in life through positive energy, like human magnets? There are plausible arguments to be found for both sides in this debate. The only person who can decide which side you will take is you. Do you believe in the power of positive thinking or do you believe life is a series of random occurrences?

Why do some people seem to be so lucky? To put it another way, why does extreme good luck only seem to happen to other people? Is it all about coincidentally being in the right place at the right time or is there more to it than that? Can we bring good fortune to ourselves just by changing the way we think?

As an example, let's look at the true story of a supermodel. A sixteen-year-old girl has left school with few academic qualifications and has little hope of getting a well-paid job. At the moment she has not been able to find any job at all. She is pretty enough but not striking, she is just an ordinary teenager. While shopping in a supermarket with her mother, she is approached by a talent scout. The girl is introduced to a famous modelling agency and within a few months she is earning an absolute fortune. Her face is on the cover of glossy magazines and on everyone's TV screen. She travels to spectacular locations to be photographed. She models the latest designer fashions all over the world. Her dramatic rise to overnight fame is featured in gossip columns and on the front page of the tabloid newspapers. She remains one of the most highly paid models in the fashion world for years and eventually retires a very rich woman.

Is this story an example of how pure blind luck works or is there more going on than what we see on the surface? Do you believe the girl just happened to be in the right place at the right time? How likely is it that a talent scout, while shopping in a supermarket, would notice an ordinary-looking girl among the crowds? How much luck would have to be involved for the girl to turn out to be highly photogenic and interested in becoming a model? What makes her so different that she avoids the potential dangers of her glamorous lifestyle? When other girls in a similar situation have succumbed to the temptations of alcohol and drug abuse or have been drawn into unhappy relationships, this girl remained focused on her career and family. She enjoyed every moment of her success and was not damaged by it.

If you believe in the power of positive thinking and the law of attraction you might consider that it was all a matter of magnetism. It could be that this young girl, who had always dreamed of a glamorous lifestyle, had set her mind firmly on becoming a model. She knew what she wanted to achieve and was positive that she would reach her goal. By radiating a distinct positive message, she attracted the talent scout to the supermarket at a time he was looking around for a "new face". By maintaining focus on her goals, she remained at the top of her profession and avoided the negative influences which were all around her.

Do you live an intentional life or do you wait for coincidences? Do you live your life as a series of accidents or are you in control?

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This definition is part of a series that covers the topic of Prosperity. The Official Guides to Prosperity are Trevan and Leslie Householder.

Trevan and Leslie Householder have empowered people across the globe for nearly a decade with their unique approach to principles of prosperity.  After attending more than one-hundred seminars themselves with only marginal results, they stumbled onto some simple, but amazingly powerful concepts.  In just a few months, their income tripled.  Their purpose now is to lead others to experience a quantum leap of their own toward greater prosperity in all areas of their lives.  While financial success may be the primary object of one’s pursuit, as parents of seven young children, Trevan and Leslie affirm that faith and family is critical for a solid foundation on which to build true wealth.

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