There is no such thing as luck, it’s actually about perception. Luck is a state of mind and it’s yours if you’re open to it. Kind of nice, huh?! Professor Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire, completed a 10-year study revealing that, “Lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.” So basically, if you believe that you are lucky, then you are lucky! Conversely, if you believe that you are unlucky, well then guess what… you’re unlucky.
So what does this mean for us? It demonstrates the power of our belief system. It’s up to you, me, us, whether or not we are lucky! It’s up to each of us to notice opportunities, listen to our intuition, to expect the positive and to cultivate a resilient attitude. Of course, the world isn’t all rainbows and unicorns but if our starting point is one of openness, confidence, optimism and trust, then we’re in a much better position to be lucky.
Easier said than done, I realize. But perhaps next time you notice your pessimism or negativity, consider how you might be able to view things differently. Notice how this subtle, though profound, shift changes things for you. Good luck! 😉