Why Are Some People Always Lucky?
Curious as the question may be I ventured to get an answer. Why Are Some People Always Lucky? Does luck exist? Why do some people seem to win things all the time? These people always get the best deals, win money, travel, and have great lives. Lucky people spend time with other fortunate people.
Unlucky and Mediocre
Meanwhile, other not so lucky people never seem to get a break. These unlucky souls don’t win anything, and their lives are mediocre at best.
moreover, unlucky people may wait years for a little luck never experiencing anything even close to a victory.
Let’s do some tests!
Recently, my curiosity got the best of me, so I did some research on “Why are some people always lucky?” and found a professor who is a luck expert.
Dr. Richard Wiseman, a professor at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, studied Public Understanding of Psychology. Most importantly, he wanted to know why some people always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, while others consistently experienced ill fortune.
Dr. Wiseman placed an ad in a national newspapers asking for people who felt consistently lucky to contact him. As well, he also asked for people who felt unlucky.
Hundreds of men and women from all walks of life contacted him and volunteered to participate in his research project on luck. All were interviewed and then monitored while taking part in various tasks and experiments.
The results were amazing
Finally, the tests were completed, and the results were determined and Richard Wiseman’s results showed that unlucky people seemed to be somewhat tense in comparison to lucky people.
Seemingly, he noted that when you are tense that anxiety disrupts your ability to notice the unexpected. Consequently, you miss opportunities because you are too focused on looking for something else.
Therefore, why are some people always lucky? Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there rather than just what they are looking for. Lucky people tend to be more resilient, more intuitive and risk takers except without being reckless.
Dr. Wisemen’s research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune through four principles:
- They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities,
- Make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition,
- Create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations,
- Adopt a resilient, “never say die” attitude that transforms bad luck into good.
Here are his 4 tips to help you get a little luck into your life
1) Listen to your gut instincts – it is often right
2)Be open to new experiences and breaking your normal routine
3) Spend a few moments each day remembering things that went well
4) Finally, visualize yourself being lucky before an important meeting or phone call.
I hope that you are inspired and will try these four ideas on luck, it will change your life!
~ Professor Richard Wiseman, University of Hertfordshire ~
Wiseman, Richard. “Be Lucky – It’s an Easy Skill to Learn.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 9 Jan. 2003, www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/3304496/Be-lucky-its-an-easy-skill-to-learn.html.
Like me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mylifedraft/
Connect with me on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MyLifeDraft2
Connect on Google+: google.com/+MyLifeDraft