Stress Relief Tool – Remember The Lottery

Congratulations! You have already won the lottery.

This is one of my favorites, and math enthusiasts in particular will get a kick out of this technique. The next time you are stressing about how difficult life is, remember the lottery.

There are about 7 billion people on Earth today and 115 billion people who have ever lived in the history of the world. That means 108 billion people are dead. Most people have already lived their lives (14 out of 15 people will never have the chance to experience the little things in life that makes life worth living). Being alive means you have already won the lottery.

You are also among the wealthiest people in the entire world. The average world income is $5,000 per year. If you are higher than that, you are in the top 50%. And if you are higher than $50,000 per year, you are in the top 0.5%. You already have more than almost everybody on the planet. On your very worst days, you have to push out your negative and limiting beliefs. You have to remember the lottery because you have already won.1

You can remember the lottery for just about anything – having your health, food in the fridge, hair on your head, a roof over you, a car to drive. Any or all of these
are part of a positive perspective that does wonders for your stress relief.


  1. Pasricha, N. – The Happiness Equation

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to take action and overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever yet simple tools and techniques.

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