7 Ways To Create Your Own Luck

by Angel Constantino Aquino   |  Feb 17, 2010
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Have you ever worn your lucky earrings on a first date? Used your lucky pen to take a killer exam? Worn your lucky socks on the day of a badminton tournament? Luck is often regarded as a force that works for good or bad in a person's life. Naturally, we all want to have the good. But if you're more like the type who seems to be followed by bad luck everywhere he goes—take heart. Here are seven strategies on how you can change your fate.

  1. Believe that you are lucky.
    You create your own luck based on how you think and see things. If you believe you will always be unlucky in love, for example, you might just end up attracting the wrong guys. Train your mind to be more optimistic. If you begin each day on a positive note, you draw yourself to more potential lucky situations. Once you change your mindset, you'll be surprised at how much your luck will change!

  2. Be open to all possibilities.
    Lucky people are lucky because they know a good opportunity when they see one. If you want to create your own good luck, it's important to have an open mind. Don't disregard those things that seem coincidental. For instance, if you need to earn some extra cash and your friend invites you to help her start an online business, explore the idea—it might just be the break you're looking for.

  3. Turn your bad luck into good luck.
    If you got a low grade on a paper, focus on what went right instead of berating yourself for what went wrong. Evaluate what you did and think about what you can do to make it better. This allows you to look at the positive side of any situation and will bring you good luck the next time around.

  4. Know that most good luck comes from other people.
    Lucky breaks are often brought to you by other people. Say, you hear your classmates complaining about how this teacher is so malabo and how they can't understand the lessons. Instead of griping along with them, a light bulb clicks on in your head and you think of a peer-tutoring project to help them. It even impresses your teachers so much that they give you a leadership award! Your classmates will be amazed at how lucky you are, when the truth is, the idea came from them.

  5. Be ready for luck.
    Good luck favors those who are prepared for it. Imagine you've always dreamed of being an actress and appearing in your favorite telenovela. One day, a talent scout watches you in a school play, is impressed by your acting, and invites you to audition. Are you prepared for this big break? Or are you just going to fake your way through it? Opportunities like these come once in a lifetime. Though it was handed to you on a silver platter, you still have to work hard to turn your dream into a reality.

  6. Be more generous.
    As the saying goes, "The more you give, the more you receive." The practice of generosity—becoming more understanding, learning to be more cheerful, and being a better friend—are surefire ways to attract luck. Improving your attitude will not only project positive vibes toward others, it will also enhance your overall well-being—and you can't get any luckier than that!

  7. Take responsibility for whatever happens in your life.
    The Universal Law of Attraction states that "like attracts like." This means that if you are focused enough on your goals, you will attract exactly what you want. On the other hand, when you are focused on what you don't want, that's exactly what you're going to get. When things go wrong in our lives, we tend to deny any responsibility and blame others. But if there's anything in your l if e you want to change, n o body ca n do it but yourself. Remember, everything that happens to you is a result of your thoughts and the emotions behind those thoughts. Though you can't control everything in your life, you can open the door to new opportunities and allow good luck to enter. By simply changing your mindset and being open to new possibilities, you begin attracting good fortune in all areas of your life and soon become a happier, luckier person!
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