How to Improve Your Luck & Be Lucky
Do some people seem to have all the luck? Have you noticed people who seem to experience misfortune over and over again?
It’s no accident or coincidence. Everything in life happens for a reason.
Professor Richard Wiseman performed a 10 year study on luck and is author of the book The Luck Factor: The Four Essential Principles.
Filled with real-life stories from hundreds of interviews; and graphed research data from his eight-year study of luck, Wiseman offers “a scientifically proven way to understand, control, and increase your luck.”
Wiseman’s four principles to help one increase their good fortune:
Principle One: Maximize Chance Opportunities
Principle Two: Listening to Lucky Hunches
Principle Three: Expect Good Fortune
Principle Four: Turn Bad Luck to Good
1) Believe You Are Lucky - When you believe, your mind looks for evidence to validate the belief. People receive good fortune from lucky shirts, pins, charms, numbers because they believe it makes them luckier.
Empowering Language to Strengthen Your Belief: Why am I so lucky? Why do good things come so easily for me? What good fortune will come my way today? What’s the gift in this? Good fortune and prosperity follows me wherever I go.
At T. Harv Eker’s Millionaire Mind Intensive, people are trained to believe they are money magnets.
2) Pay Attention – Look out for opportunities. Opportunities are always around you and when is now a good time to start recognizing them.
In one of Professor Wiseman’s studies, they asked participants to count the number of photographs in a sample newspaper, and subjects who has described themselves as “lucky” were much more likely to notice a message on page two, disguised as a half-page advertisement with large block letters: STOP COUNTING–THERE ARE 43 PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS NEWSPAPER.
3) Put Yourself in Positions to Be Lucky - Follow Your Intuition, Your Hunches. Have More Chances to Win.
A woman named Brandi finds herself in dire trouble. Her business has gone bust and she’s in serious financial trouble. She’s so desperate that she decides to ask God for help. She 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 lotto.”
Lotto night comes and somebody else wins it. Brandi again prays …”God, please let me win the lotto! I’ve lost my business, my house and I’m going to lose my car as well.” Lotto night comes and Brandi still has no luck.
Once again, she prays…”My God, why have you forsaken me?? I’ve lost my business, my house, and my car. My 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 lotto 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 Brandi is confronted by the voice of God Himself: “Brandi, meet me halfway on this and go buy a ticket.”
4) They turn bad luck into good luck. – Lucky people have the same amount of bad luck as unlucky people. The difference is the ability to turn bad luck into good luck.
Lucky people look for the blessing in disguise. The gift inside the curse. They use various mental techniques to cope with, and often even thrive upon, the ill fortune that comes their way. For example, they spontaneously imagine how things could have been worse, do not dwell on the ill fortune, and take ownership of the situation.
5) Prepare for Opportunity – Be ready because you will have defining moments in your life. Life’s biggest tragedy is when you face a defining moment and you find yourself unprepared.
Woody Allen said “80% of success is showing up.” When you show up consistently to be lucky, you have more chances to win. Mel Gibson shared that he was not the best actor. Everyone else stopped showing up and his ability to show up consistently to auditions paid off.
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
Most people dismiss our own and other people’s success or misfortunes as luck. It removes personal accountability and responsibility for creating our own reality.
It’s true they are lucky and that comes from preparation and the ability to recognize and act upon an opportunity when they see one.
Most people who have been called overnight successes say it took years to become an overnight success.
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Wishing you good fortune and prosperity!