How to make your own luck
Over the past eight years, Ric Wallace has won thousands of dollars in various lotteries, as well as a dream home. You, too, can do the same, he believes.
And, for a price, he’ll tell you how through his Lotterysquirrel site, where you’ll find a host of betting schemes and talismans to help you score a big payday.
Bunk? I certainly think so.
What about the idea of creating your own luck though? Do some of us think and behave in ways that create good fortune in our lives?
Absolutely, says Richard Wiseman, in his book, The Luck Factor: Changing Your Luck, Changing Your Life: The Four Essential Principles. He insists that we have far more control over the element — and outcome — of chance in our lives than we realize.
According to Wiseman, lucky people are skilled at creating, noticing, and acting upon chance opportunities. They do this in various ways, which include building and maintaining a strong network, adopting a relaxed attitude to life, and being open to new experiences. And this is how they get ahead at work, in their investments, and in their day-to-day lives.
They also make effective decisions by listening to their intuition and gut feelings. They also take steps to actively boost their intuitive abilities — for example, by meditating and clearing their mind of other thoughts.
Be optimistic, he says. Lucky people are certain that the future will be bright. Over time, that expectation becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy that lets them persist in the face of disappointment and positively shape their interactions with other people.
Lucky people learn how to cope with, and even thrive upon, the ill fortune that comes their way. For example, they spontaneously imagine how things could have been worse, put aside any ill fortune, and then take control of the situation.
What do you think? Is there such a thing as luck or is it all determined by your state of mind and the way you engage the world?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money
Posted by: SP | Jan 10, 2022 3:15:03 PM
Perspective & exposure can change behavior which can result in outcomes others would deem lucky. So, from an 'outsiders' perspective one could 'create luck'. Breaking up and selling the lump of coal Santa left you as Diamond seeds, or buying Goldman Sachs stock when everyone else is dumping them could be deemed as lucky, or just a rational response to a given opportunity. So go out have fun flirt with that cutie and you too might just get lucky. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Posted by: carl | Jan 11, 2022 8:55:18 AM
So from all this hype one can gather that just having a positive and laisez faire attitude will prompt fate into dealing you four aces at a high stakes poker game, a giant lottery win and/or the cutie at the other side of the room. Well, and here I thought that hard work and preseverence would pay off.
Do you suppose just for a minute that if everyone started thinking and acting this way that the gods of luck would smile on everyone, not likely. What bunk!
Posted by: Richard | Jan 12, 2022 1:23:27 PM
Guess his "luck" will be to find enough bozos actually stupid enough to pay for his squirrelly "system". Might as well chance up on the newest Pyramid scheme at the same time.
Posted by: jack | Jan 13, 2022 1:40:27 PM
this is just someone who figures they can sell a few books and make some money on it. I think i will write a book myself. don't fall for stupid articles like this one.:)