How to Increase Your Luck
Dr. Richard Wiseman wrote a book called The Luck Factor that describes his research into what lucky people do that unlucky people do not do. I’d recommend it. Here’s the essence:
- Lucky people create, notice, and act on chance opportunities–synchronicity.
- Create a network of lucky people
- Be open to new experiences
- Have a relaxed attitude that everything will work out.
- Lucky people make better decisions by listening to their gut feel and intuition.
- Listen to your gut feel and act on it
- Boost your intuition
- Lucky people expect the future to be so bright that they’ll have to wear shades.
- Expect good luck to continue into the future
- Lucky people persist in the pursuit of their goals long after unlucky people quit.
- Expect your interactions to be successful.
- Lucky people transform bad luck into good fortune.
- See the positive side of your good luck.
- Assume that any ill fortune will work out for the best
- Don’t dwell on bad luck
- Take steps to prevent back luck in the future
Source: The Luck Factor, Dr. Richard Wiseman, Hyperion, NY, 2003.
This again demonstrates the power of belief:
- If you believe you’re lucky, you’ll attract people, places, activities, knowledge and things that enhance and support your belief.
- If you believe you’re unlucky, you’ll attract people, places, activies, knowledge and things that enhance and support that belief.
Which belief might be more useful to you over time?
One woman I know had been deaf since birth. On a hunch she took a trip to Equador with Dream Change. She worked with shamans who helped her restore her hearing.
She was one of the most refreshing people I’d ever met. When I asked her how she dealt with difficulty, she said: “I just ask myself: ‘What good will come from this?'”
Next time something unpleasant happens to you, ask yourself: “What good will come from this?” You might be surprised by the answer!