Posted on 16 January 2017

Learn How To Be ‘Lucky’ In Life!

Everwonderedwhysomepeopleseemto‘havealltheluck’?Whycertainpeoplearoundusseemtoeffortlesslyattractanabundanceofgoodthingsintotheirlives–agreatrelationship,excitingcareerorextraordinarywealth?

Youknow,thosecharmedindividualswhoalwaysseemtobeabletosniffoutagreatopportunity,connectwiththerightpeople,orfindawaytoeffortlessly‘landontheirfeet’afterasetback.

Whiletheyappeartobemiraculouslyblessed,youmightbesurprisedtoknowthatseemingly‘luckypeople’aren’tluckybysheeraccident.Instead,researchshowsthatthesecretto‘luck’hasmuchtodowiththemindsettheseindividualspossess.

AccordingtoaBritishstudy,peoplewhodemonstrateopen-mindedness,braveryandoptimism,tendtogeneratemorepositiveopportunitiesintheirlives,thanthosewhoseetheworldthroughaclosed,cautiousandpessimisticlens.‘Luckypeople’alsotendtoconsulttheirintuitionwhenmakingdecisions,injectvarietyintotheirroutine,andlookforthesilverliningsoftheirsetbacks.

AsMartinSeligman,thefounderofpositivepsychologyoncewrote,”Optimistsendurethesamestormsinlifeaspessimists.Buttheyweatherthembetterandemergefromthembetteroff.”

Assuch,peoplewhoarepositivelyprimedtospotandseizeopportunityaremoreopentolife’sforkingpaths,andoftenseepossibilitiesthatothersmiss.Andifthingsdon’tworkoutashoped,theirresilientmindsetenablesthembrushoffdisappointmentandlaunchheadlongtowardthenextfortunatecircumstance.

Thesescientificinsightsprovethattherealmof‘luck’doesnotsimplybelongtoafortunatefew–butisinsteadsomethingthateveryonecancreateintheirlivesbyadoptingtherightmindset.

Whilstyourrealmofcontrolmaynotencompasstheeconomy,theweather,thestockmarketortheuniverse-therearesomekeyfocusesthatyoucankeepfront-of-mind,tolearnhowtoinject‘L.U.C.K’intoanysituationinlife!

L–Location.Everheardtheexpression,“rightplace,righttime”?Placingyourselfintherightlocationcanbethekeytoopeningupnewopportunities.Luckypeopleactivelyseekoutenvironmentswherenewexperiencescanbehad.Whetherit’stravellingtonewlocations,attendingeventsalignedtoyourinterestsorcareer,orsimplyfinetuningyourawarenessofwhat’shappeninginyoursurroundings–puttingyourselfintotherightlocation(bothphysicallyandmentally!)isanimportantfirststepincreatingluckinyourlife.

U–Understanding.Beingclearaboutwhatopportunitiesyouwanttocreateiscriticaltogenerating‘luck’.Luckypeoplehaveacrystalclearobjectiveandpositivelyvisualisewhattheywanttogenerateintheirlives.Whetherit’sleadingahappier,healthierlife,orachievingcareeraspirations–luckypeopleunderstandwhattheywantinlifeandhaveamagnetattractingthemtotheirgoals.

C–Connections.Creatingtherightconnectionsisessentialtoinjecting‘luck’intoyourlife.Yourownpersonalnetworkmaybeanuntappedresourceofnewopportunities–however,themoreyouconnectwithdifferentcirclesofpeople,themoreyouwillincreaseyourchancesofgeneratingluckyopportunities.Don’tbeafraidtojumpintonewsocialsituations-joininganetworkinggroup,hobbycluborsimplyintroducingyourselftointerestingstrangerscanallbegreatwaysofsparkingluckyencounters!

K-Knowledge.Possessingathirstforknowledgeisthelastkeyingredienttocreatingluck.Luckypeopleremaincuriousinlife,andkeeptheireyeoutforemergingtrendsandinterestinginformationthatmightgeneratenewideasandopportunities.Whetherit’spickingupanewbook,subscribingtoanewpodcastorpublicationorsimplyaskingafriendorcolleaguetosharetheirinsightswithyouoveracoffee–expandingyourmindisanimportantwaytoprimeyourlifeforluck!

Inadditiontogeneratinggoodfortune,thesepracticeswillalsoputyouingoodsteadforcreatingahappier,healthierandmorefulfillinglife.Sowhatwillyourfirststepbe?

Goodluck!Notthatyouneedit…justgooutandmakeit!

PostedbyErinStrube. 

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