During the last three months, the following has happened:
Had two wisdom teeth removed
Repaired a leak in my roof ($1400)
Received a $529 water bill, regularly its $60 but there was a leak in the toilet that went un-noticed for over a month.
Needless to say, I want some good luck to pass my way, although like many people, I may be overlooking it. Like me, you’ll probably be relieved to know there is no such thing as being, “born under a bad sign” or even “born lucky”. Luck we have always believed cannot be tested, graded or quantified but that belief is now being challenged scientifically.
Luck, is the specialty of psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of, “Changing Your Luck, Changing Your Life: The Four Essential Principles.” I have compiled and summarized from an article in the December 2005 issue of Men’s Health; a story in the online version of the magazine FastCompany (www.fastcompany.com); and Wiseman’s own website.
1) Make the most of Chance
Lucky people take note of their surroundings and what is going on, that is why they ‘find’ money , love, opportunities.
2) Talk to Strangers
A strong network of friends and associates opens the door to numerous learning experiences and good experiences.
3) Be Cool
Staying relaxed allows you to always be aware of what’s going on. Besides no one wishes to associate with uptight people
4) Listen To Your Gut
A ‘gut feeling’, intuition or as Bahamians would say, “My spirit don’t take to dat”. These feelings are caused by things we notice at a sub-conscious level. The sub-conscious collects these observations and forms a pattern that we cannot understand consciously but instead react to as a ‘feeling’.
5) Change your Routine
Doing the same thing over and over doesn’t bring you into contact with different people nor are you as observant in surroundings that you are very familiar with.
6) Expect Good Luck and/or Carry a Lucky Charm
If you believe something positive will happen, you will be more likely to spot it when it does. A lucky charm has no special powers but if it gives confidence, use it. (I have a lucky headband/blindfold)
7) Outlast Bad Luck and Turn it Good
Don’t dwell on the bad, if necessary imagine how it could have been even worse, then you’ll feel better and be able to look for new opportunities.
To all of you, The Best of Luck in everything you do.
P.S Anytime you feel unlucky, walk outside and look at the people sleeping in the streets, begging or eating out of the trash and think of how blessed you really are.