Reversal of Fortune

Connie Ragen Green
8 min readNov 9, 2023
Connie Ragen Green — Reversal of Fortune

Reversal of Fortune… Taking Small Steps Each Day Makes All the Difference

I learned early on that having some optimal info at just the right time can turn everything around for us. It can lead to great things, including a “reversal of fortune.” This is my experience with this phenomenon, and I’m sharing it in hopes that this will make a difference in your life experience as well.

First, I’ll define the term “reversal of fortune” as a situation where someone has turned around their life in amazing ways, hopefully from living a life of fear and lack to one in which they exude confidence and have an abundance of everything from joy and happiness to wealth and material objects and service to others.

Reversal of fortune as a concept is also used in economics to explain global income distribution — here’s a paper about it, published by MIT — and also as a literary term. Storytellers use the literary device of peripeteia to change the course of a narrative and reverse the fortunes of a character.

Peripeteia is a sudden change in a story which results in a negative reversal of circumstances. The literary peripeteia is also known as the turning point, the place in which the tragic protagonist’s fortune changes from good to bad. This literary device is meant to surprise the audience but is also…

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Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents. https://ConnieRagenGreen.com