The Cambridge Dictionary defines luck as “the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities” However some psychologists believe that those who have luck are responsible for creating their own good fortune– to an extent.
You know the girls constantly coming up on your TikTok FYP talking about the luxurious life in which they “manifested.” They’re kind of on to something.
Richard Wiseman researched “lucky” and “unlucky” people over a 10-year period and found that luck has a little something to do with a positive mindset. At the end of his study, he defined the four principles of lucky people which are listed on his website.
- Principle One: Maximize Chance Opportunities – “Lucky people are skilled at creating, noticing and acting upon chance opportunities. They do this in various ways, including networking, adopting a relaxed attitude to life and by being open to new experiences.”
- Principle Two: Listening to Lucky Hunches – “Lucky people make effective decisions by listening to their intuition and gut feelings. In addition, they take steps to actively boost their intuitive abilities by, for example, meditating and clearing their mind of other thoughts.”
- Principle Three: Expect Good Fortune – “Lucky people are certain that the future is going to be full of good fortune. These expectations become self-fulfilling prophecies by helping lucky people persist in the face of failure, and shape their interactions with others in a positive way.”
- Principle Four: Turn Bad Luck to Good – “Lucky people employ various psychological techniques to cope with, and often even thrive upon, the ill fortune that comes their way. For example, they spontaneously imagine how things could have been worse, do not dwell on the ill fortune, and take control of the situation.”
Source: Life Hacker