“Originality exists in every individual because each of us differs from the others. We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves.” Jean Guitton
Everything we do, from the time we are born till the time we exit this world, involves numbers. We have birth dates, social security numbers, drivers license numbers, home addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers, sweet sixteen parties, AARP, money we use to pay for it all, and tons of things around us that involve numbers. There are even numbers you dial to find out more about numbers that called you, unpublished numbers, and restricted numbers on the do-not-call list. You get my drift… and the endless ways we constantly chase numbers; ours and others.
If you believe in numerology, you know numbers play an important role in our lives, our names, our birth and so on. Heck, most of us even have lucky numbers that seem to bring us good things and joy. Do you have a lucky number? When I sold real estate, a popular line was that selling “is a number of homes sold game,” the more you do it, the better you get at it. This axiom is probably true for many sales related businesses and is related to another popular line, “the customer is always right.”
For this exercise, I have a range of things to share that include numbers and if possible, I will add a mini back story… For starters, Judy’s Money Story; The $1 million dollar bill was a joke gift at an event I attended in Los Angeles. Judy, an entertainer/psychic, gave one to everyone and when you flipped the bill over, her contact information was written on the back. I liked it and kept mine… So, as above, that note is definitely not legal tender! 🙂 You can always play your lucky numbers on the lottery. What are your numbers?
“If you really want something in this life you have to work for it. Now quiet, they’re about to announce the lottery numbers” Dan Castellaneta
If you had to eliminate one number, what would it be? Is it even possible to do anything that doesn’t directly or indirectly involve numbers? No. Even if we discard our clocks, time ticks on. The Track Number Story; A group of revelers in red, red hats included, gathered at the station for a reunion of sorts. They were chatting away; laughing and having fun. Their outfits and red hats caught my attention, but I was rushing for my train. I stopped to take a few pictures but they weren’t that great. I noticed the track number when I looked at this shot again and I love the way it captures the movement of people at Grand Central Station; everyone rushing somewhere even as the ladies stood there engaged and un-rushed.
“The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you” George Savile
Whichever way you look at them, numbers are everywhere and we can’t avoid them. The Old Phone Story; The phone was in my room in a quaint hotel I stayed in, not so long ago, in Paris. I thought it was purely decorative, but when I picked it up and dialed “0,” it made a whirling noise and someone on the other end picked up and said “Bonjour!” 🙂 I requested a 6:00am wake up call. Even our routines are set by numbers, and many of us gauge the amount of work we do by the time and effort we put into it… all based on numbers spent working. We might as well embrace those numbers and let them sing to us… What are your thoughts? What numbers caught your attention? Do you have a lucky number? Do share? 🙂
Positive Motivation Tip: Whether you believe life is a numbers game or not, pick yours and play them well.
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.