What determines whether people are happy or dissatisfied with their lives? If a person is successfulor a failure? These are complex questions with complex answers. Genetic and environmental factors do, for certain, play a big role. But what if we looked beyond those factors and focused on the determining aspects that people are in control of? While the concept of luckis slippery, we can probably all agree that it does have some impact on the outcome of a life.
And the good newsis that it’s something that you can actively influence too. Some luck is random, but most isn’t. You can usually trace good fortune back to a positive act somewhere down the line. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at a few tips anyone can follow to enhance their luck. Take our tips on board, and you never know what might happen!
Luck happens when you’ve got forward momentum. If your energy is flowing in a positive direction, then it’s more likely that you will stumble upon the branch of good fortune. If you’re in a negative state of mind, then it’s less likely. While you can’t always control what happens to you, you can control your response. And in nearly all cases, a positive mindsetwill be the way to go. This is something that you can actively train towards. Ultimately, we become what we think -- and if you have a bright, happy mindset, then you might just end up on the winning side more often than not.
If something seems to be working for you, then keep doing it. You might find that you’re in a much more positive and lucky frame of mind if you, say, go for a morning run and then have a cold shower. If you do those things and then have a great time, then make it part of your routine. If you can pay attention to which little rituals have a positive and negative impact, you can eventually create a life full of habits that work for you. And that’ll just make things a lot easier.
If you’re following a dead-end, then you’ll get nowhere, no matter how much energy you put into it. If you’re following the right path, then the energy that you put into your journey will be handsomely rewarded. So, how do you know where to put your energy? It’s all about looking at things objectively and coming up with an honest assessment of what you’ll get in return. You’ll have heard of RTP in gamblingbut why not apply that principle to other areas of life? If a venture has a high chance of bringing goodness into your life, then it’s a path worth following.
Two people could be presented with the same opportunities, but only one of them sees it. Why? Because they recognized when an opportunity was put in front of them. The ability to identify and make the most of these opportunities is the definition of making your own luck.
No one goes through this life alone. As such, it’s important that you’re surrounding yourself with the right people. Who are ‘the right people’? We would say people who support what you’re doing and who lift you up. You’ll come across people who try, intentionally or otherwise, to hold you down. Creating a lucky life is hard enough; you don’t need to have any more obstacles in your way. It can be difficult to say goodbye to people who are bad for you, especially if you’ve known them a long time, but it’s important to do so.