4 principles to promote Luck

Good Luck

You are so lucky!

"Good Luck" a very common wish you give to others.  I didn't consider luck had anything to do with what I have achieved.  I could hope and wish for it, wish it for others.  Luck is chance and required no effort from me, so says the meaning of the word, Luck.

Noah Webster's dictionary, luck is "a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favourably or unfavourably for an individual, group or cause".[1] Yet the author Max Gunther defines it as "events that influence one's life and are seemingly beyond one's control".[2

  1. 1
    success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.
    "it was just luck that the first kick went in"
    synonym,good fortune, good luck, success, successfulness, prosperityadvantage, advantageousness

Do you consider yourself a lucky or unlucky person?  

Do you miss opportunities, in the wrong place at the wrong time, not lucky enough to land that dream job?

Richard Wiseman , the author of the "Luck Factor" conducted research with people who considered themselves Lucky or Unlucky and his findings show that luck is intentional and our thoughts and behaviours are responsible. That is, you are in control of your luck, there is no chance. So now my attitude to being lucky has changed. I am a lucky person. Webster's dictionary needs an update on the meaning of luck to reflect that luck is in your hands.

Wiseman's research identified four principles to generate good fortune and if you practise these principles then you are lucky too.

  • SKILLED at creating and noticing chance opportunities
  • LISTEN to their intuition
  • CREATE self- fulfilling prophesies through positive expectations
  • ADOPT a resilient attitude 

I could wish you good luck, but you know you can claim it.

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