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Mandy Kloppers

How to be lucky

 

Are you tired of feeling unlucky? Do you ever wonder how some people seem to have all the luck in the world? In this blog post, we’ll uncover the secrets to being lucky and share practical tips to help you attract more good fortune into your life. Whether you’re a believer in luck or not, these strategies can make a positive difference in your everyday experiences. So, let’s dive in and explore how you can enhance your luck quotient and start living a luckier life.

Maximise good fortune

According to Psychologist, Richard Wiseman, there are ways that we can be more lucky:

Three easy techniques that can help to maximise good fortune:

  • Unlucky people often fail to follow their intuition when making a choice, whereas lucky people tend to respect hunches. Lucky people are interested in how they both think and feel about the various options, rather than simply looking at the rational side of the situation. I think this helps them because gut feelings act as an alarm bell – a reason to consider a decision carefully.
  • Unlucky people tend to be creatures of routine. They tend to take the same route to and from work and talk to the same types of people at parties. In contrast, many lucky people try to introduce variety into their lives. For example, one person described how he thought of a colour before arriving at a party and then introduced himself to people wearing that colour. This kind of behaviour boosts the likelihood of chance opportunities by introducing variety.
  • Lucky people tend to see the positive side of their ill fortune. They imagine how things could have been worse. In one interview, a lucky volunteer arrived with his leg in a plaster cast and described how he had fallen down a flight of stairs. I asked him whether he still felt lucky and he cheerfully explained that he felt luckier than before. As he pointed out, he could have broken his neck.

Richard Wiseman is a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire. His book, The Luck Factor (Century), is available for £9.99 + £1.99 p&p.

Seems luck can partly be due to our attitudes and thinking styles. I hope to think my way towards being more lucky!

Mandy X