Why is it that some people have better luck than others? We've all met one of those unique individuals who seem to draw good luck to themselves like a magnet. Wherever they go, good things are always happening to them. How do they do it? What do they know that the rest of us don't? Is it really possible for the average person to attract more good luck in their life?
Even though good luck is partly a matter of chance, it is indeed possible for anyone (including you) to attract more of it. You might not be able to control exactly when, where, and how good luck will strike. However, with the following simple changes in behaviour, you can increase the likelihood that more good luck will come your way.
Do something. Anything!
If good luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, as the saying goes, then you want to have as many opportunities come your way as possible. You do this by taking action of some sort. It could be sending out a resume for a new job. It could be learning something new, by enrolling in a class or taking up a new hobby. It could be visiting a different grocery store in your neighbourhood. It truly doesn't matter what it is that you do; the point is that every time you take action and do something, you create an opportunity for good luck to happen.
Smile and be friendly; take an interest in people.
Much of the good luck that we encounter in life comes to us through other people in our lives, but not necessarily through the people we know best or those we've known the longest. Oftentimes, good luck comes through people we know casually or someone we've just met. Why? Because these are the individuals that are most likely to introduce us to something outside of our usual routine. Simply by being approachable and taking an interest in people, you increase the likelihood of making more of these potentially lucky connections.
Counter any negative "I'm so unlucky" self-talk with something more encouraging.
That inner dialogue taking place in your head has an enormous impact in your life. Negative self-talk influences how you carry yourself, the choices you make, and how you interact with the world around you. If you want to attract more good luck into your life, make sure you've got an appropriate message playing in your head. An encouraging message like, "I'm ready for some good luck to come my way," might not be magic, but it will lift your spirits and brighten your demeanour. This, in turn, will affect how you come across to others and how they respond to you.
Slow down and notice what's happening in your life.
Are you always in a rush, busy multi-tasking, or preoccupied with getting to the next thing on your agenda? Rushing or being distracted as you go about your day can cause you to miss out on good luck when it swings by, because you just don't notice it. In a broader sense, if you're constantly distracted and rushing through life in general, all kinds of opportunities for good luck may be passing you by, without you even realizing it. Simply slowing down and paying attention will make you more aware of who and what is around you. You may start to see connections, solutions, and opportunities that you were completely oblivious to before.
Start applying the above principles on a regular basis, and get ready for more good luck to come your way!
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