When people do extraordinary well in their business or careers everyone thinks that they are just lucky. Truth be told, they probably worked their entire lives to achieve what they have. Oh, I am sure they have had their share of luck to get to where they are, but most likely they put in their share of late nights and early mornings too.
Of course, we all know that the majority of people are not born lucky. In fact, most individuals who do enjoy good fortune have to work at it steadily. People who appear to benefit from lots of good luck seem to exhibit a set of similar qualities – here are a few:
- They are less inclined to worry
- They pay attention to their hunches
- They are open to new people and new experiences
- They believe there is no such thing as coincidences or chance meetings
- They expect to be lucky
- They believe that good always wins out over evil
- They rarely dwell on events that do not work out in their favor
- They always try to be pleasant, friendly and helpful
- They think that their successes are based on 95% luck and 5% ability
- They are dreamers who believe that the improbable can be transformed into the possible
- They make smart decisions
- They believe in inadvertent discoveries
- They know that their feelings of control over their lives are merely illusionary
- They believe that nothing should be taken at face value because things are not always as they appear
Contrarily, people with bad luck believe that everything and everyone in life is conspiring against them. When good things do occur in their lives they dismiss them as random events. Most of the time they do not have a clue as to how their good fate came about, in their minds darkness and doom are always lurking in the shadows, ready to strike at a moment’s notice. They walk around in a state of uncertainty and anxiousness – never really sure how they are going to meet their expenses, keep their jobs or their businesses afloat. It is amazing how their views about impending bad luck and their focus on constant misfortune seem to predict so many dire outcomes they experience in their lives.
For people who are always on the lookout for good fortune to befall them it is just the opposite. They experience miracle-after-miracle which naturally helps to increase the amount of good things they draw to them. People who see the “glass half-full” as opposed to “half-empty” continually build and reinforce a strong network of luck merely by attracting it. Their happy-go-lucky attitudes magnetize the probability of good things, good people and good opportunities coming their way. People who are open to being lucky generally are. They are the ones who are always finding money on the street, getting the last couple of tickets to a game that supposedly was sold out, or who eventually win the sweepstakes. In short, they are better skilled at seeing what the rest of us always seem to miss, lots of limitless opportunities for all kinds of good fortune.
Book – Change Your Luck by Dr. Richard Wiseman
Article – How to Attract Good Luck
Video – Chant for Good Luck