Just how lucky are you?

How lucky are you?

On this St Patrick’s Day, do you consider yourself lucky? Do good things seem to come your way?

Or do you feel as if you always have a gray rain cloud over you and you are never dealt a “good hand”?

A rabbit’s foot, a lucky charm, or determination?

I personally don’t believe in luck as some magic force out there, waiting to give itself to those who are lucky.

I believe we make our own luck. By changing your attitudes, behaviors and actions you can change your luck. If you see obstacles as opportunities rather than difficulties then you can turn them to your advantage.

Now, I am not talking about wishing for something. I mean, if you want to win the lottery, you’ve at least gotta buy the ticket! But that is not really the kind of luck I am talking about here. To make a change in your life for the better, you have to put forth some effort.

Luck comes down to your attitude and the actions you choose on a regular basis

We all know someone who seems to be lucky. Serendipity seems to be their best friend.

Definition of serenditpity- an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.

Truly ‘lucky’ people create their own serendipity. They don’t sit around and wait for luck to find them, they make things happen. Experts agree that with a few simple steps, you can significantly increase the chances of meeting your soul mate, finding the right business partner, or steering your life in a new direction. That might sound unlikely or even naive, but there’s real science to prove that while you can’t control the randomness of life, you can definitely create your own luck.

So, how can you increase your luck?

  1. Believe that YOU can be a winner. You CAN be successful. If you can’t believe in yourself, then who will?
  2. Learn to listen to yourself. You have to be comfortable in your own skin and trust what you are feeling and thinking. Develop your intuition.
  3. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Put yourself out there. Go to different places than you would normally go. Expand your horizons.
  4. Keep your eyes and mind wide open. Learn to see with your heart.
  5. Work on other areas of your life. Want to be successful? Learn to do the things successful people do. Create the habits of successful people. Don’t know where to begin? Darren Hardy is a great place!
  6.  Expect to take 2 steps forward and 1 step back. No one succeeds in everything they do. Thomas Edison had 1000′s of failures before his light bulb actually worked. What if he’d given up after the 10th or even 100th attempt? Figure out what did work and what didn’t, make adjustments, and then move forward!

Are you sitting at home, waiting for someone to tell you when your ship comes in, or are you in the harbor looking for it? Or, just  maybe, you went out to sea in search of the ship with your name on it!

What can you do today to start creating your own luck, your own destiny?

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8 comments to Just how lucky are you?

  • Tanya

    What great reminders to think about what we do every day. It’s so refreshing to be reminded that living with intention can have big payoffs!

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    bernicewood Reply:

    Oh yeah, living intentionally absolutely makes a huge difference in our quality of life!
    Thanks Tanya!
    Bernice

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  • My boyfriend is very lucky. He has been told he is good at life. Ironically, he shares the name of the Saint today.

    But it’s his attitude – he is very laid back and easy going.

    I have weird luck – it’s not bad – but something bizarre always happens to me!

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  • I enjoyed reading your post about Luck. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from an old Canadian author, Stephen Leacock:
    “Luck is a funny thing, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.” I have always believed in his words!
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    bernicewood Reply:

    I love that quote! Very true!
    Thanks for sharing that Yvonne!
    Bernice

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  • I shouldn’t be commenting on this blog because I honestly believe that there is no such thing as luck. I believe that coinsidences happen but ultimately anything you want to achieve can be achieved through hard work and nothing else. It was good to read your opinion on it though and I respect what you have to say.
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    bernicewood Reply:

    Absolutely. That’s that point. We create our own luck by doing the things it takes to be successful!
    Thanks for commenting!
    Bernice

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