And when you don’t win or bad things happen to you, follow the final principle of creating a lucky life: Turn bad luck into good fortune. I can’t tell you how many winners I have interviewed who found out they were in a gunfight by getting shot. They then kicked ass and won; they either healed and came all the way back, or they retired and moved on, but almost all were made stronger and happier even in their injury or disability. Frankly, some of the most badly damaged bodies created the most vital joyous hearts I have ever met in my life. Think about how you face adversity, failure, mistakes or injury.
This is a critical issue in the fortune of police officers since we have so much at stake. We must look at bad events as something to learn from, not worry about. Worry is negative mental rehearsal and we just don’t have time for that, we need to spend our time in the present, maximizing our chance opportunities, trusting our instincts, expecting to win and constantly growing.
I want you to do a self evaluation right now, think about these issues and make sure you always preload your mind by thinking “NOT TODAY!”