Why Am I Not Winning Prizes?

Gabrielle left me this comment on my post: Why Your Affirmations May Not Be Working … and How They Can!

This is where I need help I am doing this and it seems to not be working… Please help!!! I want to be a winner of prizes.

Her answer is in the question. She is clinging so tightly to the outcome, not trusting it will happen, that it’s not manifesting.

cupping water

Try holding water. If you hold on tight to the water it runs straight out of your hands. If you gently cup it, you can take a drink. Winning is the same way. If you are desperate to win, you won’t. You need to enter, and trust the prizes that are meant for you will appear.

In the movie The Secret it seemed that all you had to do was envision what you want and it will manifest. Two key steps were left out.

  1. action is required,
  2. and trust is required.


There is the old joke:

A fellow finds himself in dire trouble. His business has gone bust and he’s in serious financial trouble. He’s so desperate he decides to ask God for help.

He begins to pray… “God, please help me. I’ve lost my business and if I don’t get some money, I’m going to lose my house as well. Please let me win the lottery.”

Lottery night comes and somebody else wins it.

Again he prays… “God, please let me win the lottery! I’ve lost my business, my house and I’m going to lose my car as well.”

Lotto night comes and he  still has no luck.

Once again, he prays… “My God, why have you forsaken me?? I’ve lost my business, my house, and my car. My wife and children are starving. I don’t often ask you for help and I have always been a good servant to you. PLEASE just let me win the lottery this one time so I can get my life back in order.”

Suddenly there is a blinding flash of light as the heavens open and he is confronted by the voice of God Himself: “Come on! Meet Me halfway on this. Buy a ticket.”

Sitting on a meditation pillow and visualizing what you want, is the first step, but if you don’t get up and move forward, nothing in your life will manifest into reality. You won’t get a job if you don’t apply. You are not going to get a date unless you say hi. You can’t win if you don’t enter.


This is the hardest step as we humans like control. You have to trust, and allow, that after you visualize, and then take action, that results will appear.

Micheal Losier answers that question in his video “Just Allow? But How?”

Do you trust you will win prizes if you enter?

2016-12-26T21:50:30+00:00January 10th, 2016|Law of Attraction, Luck, Your Questions Answered, YQA|4 Comments

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.


  1. Craig McDaniel January 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Depends on when you start to ask the question. The odds of winning was very different in 1997 than now. Why? First off less than 50 percent of the US population had computers. Fewer had internet then. Today closer to 100 percent of Americans have a computer, laptop, internet enabled cell phone. More people are entering. There are more sweepstakes and contest today also but haven’t kept up with the growth of people getting onto the net. So there is a number difference. I will finish by saying less than 1 percent of all people who enter sweeps keep it up as a hobby. Most people will enter a few times, maybe 50 times, then quit. Interestingly, there are less people who take up sweeping as a hobby today than 5 years ago. The point here is nearly everyone will burn out in sweeping. I make this statement based on over publishing 50,000 sweepstakes and the total number of entries in the billions.

  2. Melissa M. January 11, 2016 at 7:03 am - Reply

    I absolutely believe I will win prizes if I enter. For me, the keys are persistence and patience. It’s also very important to choose the right sweeps and contests, and figure out what you want to win and focus your energies accordingly. While I’ll throw my hat in the ring for some of those huge sweeps with millions of entries (because you never know!), I tend to enter smaller sweeps with better odds (and even better than that are the smaller sweeps with a short entry period).

    I’m delighted with even the tiniest wins (song downloads, candy vouchers, etc). These can really add up, and are great little treats! I have noticed that my wins have gotten bigger as time goes by, probably because I’m getting better at entering, but also because my frame of mind/attitude towards winning has expanded. I started winning a few $5 gift cards here and there, then I started winning a few $10 gift cards, then last fall I won two $50 gift cards (within a month of each other). Similarly, I won a couple tubes of moderately-priced mascara, then a few months later I won a bottle of fancy nail polish, then a few weeks ago I won a bottle of RiRi perfume & signed Rihanna gloves! I’m hoping (and believing) 2016 will be even more fruitful!

  3. Poogler January 14, 2016 at 1:05 am - Reply

    I started off by winning decent prizes, a $400+ fan, a few @$100+ bottles of skin cream, and a few video games. I felt like, HELLS YEAH! I can do this. then, I won nothing. nothing at all. for months on end, enter hundreds of contests and no win.

    I haven’t won a single thing in 7 months.

    Shit happens, numbers are funny that way.

  4. Christina Zawadiwsky January 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    I love the “holding water” analogy in connection with wanting to win sweepstakes! It reminds us that TOO MUCH focus won’t work, and that we should be confident and leave it to our subconscious mind to win!

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