Make Your Own Luck
How’s your luck?
Fear a black cat will cross your path?
Afraid of walking under a ladder?
Don’t even get you started on breaking a mirror?
Do just the thought of those events cause you to grip your rabbit’s foot a little tighter and start scanning the lawn for four-leaf clovers?
You’re making your own luck
People who think they are cursed to be unlucky in love, work, or life in general will tend to have more bad things happen to them than most — or at least it will feel that way. If you’re staring at the sky and looking for dark clouds, you’re likely to find them.
But the same rule applies if you’re looking to the sky for rainbows.
If you think you’re lucky, you are
Research proves out the theory that if you believe you have luck on your side, you’re more willing to take risks because you trust your instincts. And by the simple rule of odds, if you take more chances you have more opportunity to succeed.
If you take no chances because you think it’s hopeless because you have bad luck, you won’t even have the opportunity to win. Worse, if you only take one chance and it doesn’t end in success people who believe they are inherently unlucky won’t take another risk in the future because, “why bother?”.
Bad things happen to people who believe they are unlucky, because they expect bad things to happen. Good things happen to the folks who think they are lucky, because they expect good things.
It’s not that the “lucky people” don’t ever fail.
They fail plenty. Lucky people can’t be lucky all the time! The difference is that know that when you try new things, failure is inevitable. It’s going to happen sooner or later — they just don’t believe it’s going to happen every time they make an effort.