“I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
― Thomas Jefferson
Every person in the world is responsible for making their own luck. You can search for all the four-leafed clovers in the world. You can pray to all the shooting stars you see. And you can wear all the lucky charms you believe you have. But all of it won’t matter if you don’t actively work towards making your life better, towards consciously trying to make your stars shine and towards truly becoming a lucky person in all aspects of life. If your luck hasn’t been too kind on you lately, then you’ve come to the right place.
Here are 6 practical habits you can adopt to change your luck:
Being mindful implies staying completely alert at all times and in all situations. You need to be aware of the things that are going on around you as well as inside you. And this cannot be a one-time thing. You can’t keep switching from working on auto-pilot one minute to carefully deciding your actions in the very next. When you adopt a mindful mindset, you are more likely to embrace the opportunities around you, to take advantage of every situation, and to create your own luck. The reason your friend spotted that $20 note just lying around and you didn’t wasn’t luck, it was a result of his mindfulness.
Do you know the trait that all ‘lucky’ people have in common? They remain proactive! They don’t wait around lying in their bed all day just waiting for some stroke of luck to land them a job or to get them that scholarship opportunity. They search for new things to try, they apply to every opportunity they can find, and they go out to actually make things happen. These are the people who remain in control of their lives. You might believe that your friend is really lucky because she just received her third offer letter but that’s only until you realize that she applied to about ten places and actually took out the time to prepare herself well before every interview she gave whereas you applied for just two and the only preparation you made did to wear that suit you love. *Continue reading on next page*