How to attract good luck
People like to attribute success to luck, saying they were "lucky," and thus modestly disguising the skills mobilized to get results. And for poor performance, they often blame the failure, justifying themselves. However, let's be watchful observers and peek behind the curtain to see what really happens and what is fate, chance, or luck.
Fate, chance, luck
It is important to clearly define these concepts as they are often used interchangeably. In fact, they mean completely different things, especially in relation to the degree of control we have in each of the three cases.
• Fate (or fortune) is what happens to you without your participation. Being born into a wealthy and happy family is not a bad fate; being struck by lightning is bad.
• A chance requires some action on your part. To take advantage of and benefit from it, you need to take risks, such as rolling the dice, buying a lottery ticket, or asking an attractive girl out on a date.
• Luck comes from finding and creating opportunities. This is a consequence of your actions. For example, if you are offered a great job, it's luck. This is a lot of your credit, although there is a percentage of uncertainty. You have done a great job of developing the skills to qualify for this position.
The fact that we often mix fate, chance and luck suggests that most people do not fully realize how much they control their future. They often attribute events solely to chance - luck or bad luck - although in fact they have had much more influence on them than they are willing to admit.
A close look will allow you to see a series of tiny choices that accumulate over time. Each of them fertilizes the soil for what will happen in the future.
Lucky people
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.