Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire in Great Britain studied the essence of the concept of luck for a long time and came to the conclusion that successful people have a number of common features that make them more successful than others.
First of all, they don't miss the chance.
Instead of going through life on autopilot, they pay attention to what is happening around them and, accordingly, are able to extract more value from each situation.
They are more likely to read ads in professional communities, spot a new neighbor, or see someone in need of help. The lucky ones are always open to new possibilities and ready to try something that goes beyond their daily experience. They tend to read books on unfamiliar topics, travel to new places and connect with people who are not like them.
Lucky people are also optimists; they are always determined that something good will happen to them. They smile more often and are not afraid to look the other person in the eye, which contributes to the formation of positive long-term bonds. This behavior opens the door to new opportunities.
As a result, their lives turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy, because even when things don't go according to plan, they find ways to get something useful out of unpleasant situations. Their perception of the world influences those around them and helps turn unpleasantness into a positive experience. In other words, observant, open-minded, friendly and optimistic people attract luck like a magnet.