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These inspirational quotes about winning and luck will help to motivate you to keep entering and help you to win more prizes. 01 of 10 "I'm a Great Believer in Luck" —Thomas Jefferson Peathegee Inc / Getty Images Thomas Jefferson said, "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. More Information: Top Ways to Improve Your Luck 02 of 10 "One Quality All Successful People Have is Persistence" —Dr. Joyce Brothers 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 was made 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. More Information: The Secret to Winning Sweepstakes 03 of 10 "Winning is a Habit" —Vince Lombardi Vince Lombardi, the football coach who turned the embarrassing Green Bay Packers into one of the stars of the NFL, said: "Winning is not a sometime thing; it's 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. More Information: How to Create a Winning Sweepstakes Strategy 04 of 10 "To Succeed, We Must First Believe" —Michael Korda New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda said: "To succeed, we must first believe that we can." This leads to 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 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. More Information: Do People Really Win Sweepstakes? Monthly Winners Roundup 05 of 10 "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. More Information: Can "The Secret" Help You Win Sweepstakes? Winner's Stories on the Contests Forum How Will I Be Notified When I Win a Prize? 06 of 10 "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, 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. More Information: Reasons to Love Entering Sweepstakes Can I Make a Living Entering Sweepstakes? 07 of 10 "All Our Dreams Can Come True" —Walt Disney Walt Disney, who loved to draw as a kid and ended up creating one of the 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 are 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. More Information: Dream Sweepstakes to Enter Disney Sweepstakes 08 of 10 "Don't Waste Time... Just 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 about 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 fretting about the ones that pass you by. Another chance to win is right around the corner! More Information: What Are the Best Sweepstakes to Enter? 09 of 10 "Let Your Hook Always Be Cast" —Ovid The amazing Ovid wrote: "Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast. In the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish." This is great advice for life, but specifically for people who love sweepstakes, for two good reasons. First, you always want to have some sweepstakes entries out there at any given time. If you cast a "wide net", to continue the metaphor, you're more likely to win prizes. By creating a sweepstakes strategy and letting your hook always be cast, you increase your odds of winning. It's also good advice to look into those "stream(s) where you least expect it". Maybe that means trying new types of giveaways. Honing your skills in a contest, or focusing on instant wins or local giveaways for a while. 10 of 10 "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 a big prize. Many more threw in the towel too soon. 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! More Information: How to Beat Sweepstakes Burnout Listen to Some Lucky Songs If you'd like to be more inspired by luck, check out the playlist of 11 cheerful, bouncy lucky songs at the link above. They will get your feet moving as you enter sweepstakes or do anything else that calls for good luck.