9 Ways to Create Your Own Luck

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Irish or not, today is all about four leaf clovers and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  So, it’s the perfect time to talk about luck, and the good news is that we don’t have to rely on anything or anyone else to change our luck in life.

Good things may seem to happen by accident, but luck is no accident. Lucky people give themselves the best opportunity to experience good luck. Lucky people expect success, work hard, and stay alert for opportunities.

Try these strategies and experience more luck in your life:

  1. Have high expectations.  Having high expectations actually increases the odds of something positive happening. If we’re not expecting something great to happen, we may not notice an opportunity when it presents itself.  So, when we raise our expectations, we enjoy more good luck.
  2. Visualize success. Keep your mind and expectations positive by visualizing a positive result. Imagine yourself with more wealth, your dream job, or your ideal partner. It’s easier to achieve that which we believe.
  3. Trust your instincts. We’re only consciously aware of a tiny portion of what’s happening around us. However, our brain is exposed to all of it, even if we are unaware. Our gut feelings are often based on information outside of our conscious awareness. When we really trust our gut, we will experience more good luck.
  4. Take full advantage of opportunities. An opportunity is often the first stage of good luck, and we have to take the next step to receive the full benefits.  Identify opportunities we have right now that we may be ignoring.
  5. Face fear head-on. Good luck is often on the other side of fear. Those of us that are paralyzed by fear certainly do not feel very lucky. When we are bold and courageous in the face of fear and step outside of our comfort zone, we find good fortune.
  6. Relax. When we feel stressed or distracted, we don’t leave any room for good luck. One great opportunity after another could present itself, and we wouldn’t notice. It’s easier to be lucky when we are relaxed, alert, and fully present.  Engaging in regular meditation or prayer are effective ways to relax and open our mind to all the possibilities around us.
  7. Brainstorm. Set aside time to imagine and reflect.  Our brain is great at finding solutions, so, we need to be clear in our intentions and focus on solutions by asking:
    “How can I increase my earnings this year?”
    “What is the best way to meet a suitable partner?”
    “How can I go back to school and still work full-time?”
  8. Work hard. The harder we work, the luckier we seem to be.  Luck will find its way to us, if we are willing to put in the work and put ourselves out there to discover it and receive it.
  9. Be generous. Give openly and genuinely and be kind to others, whenever you can.  Generosity not only helps others, but it has a way of finding its way back to us in unexpected ways.

Remember, being lucky isn’t an accident. Lucky people create an environment for luck to occur. A positive attitude, hard work, and high expectations provide the best chance for good luck to happen. Think about the people you know who are very lucky and those who seem to be very unlucky. Compare how they behave and how they view life. Can you identify the differences?  Which way would you rather live? The choice is yours.

May the luck of the Irish be with you today and every day!

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