How to Attract Good Luck
According to Arthur Schopenhauer, “Fate shuffles the cards and we play.” You may have been dealt a bad hand this time, but without a doubt, you’ll be the winner next time. That’s right; because attitude, wisdom, experience and patience can be deciding factors.
Being lucky isn’t about winning the lottery or filling our bodies and homes with precious jewels; it goes much further. The thing that can help us to have “good luck” is not a four-leaf clover, but traveling in the direction of achieving our goals and objectives.
As philosopher Francis Bacon once said, “Chiefly, the mold of a man’s fortune is in his own hands.” In a similar manner, we shouldn’t expect our problems to resolve themselves, nor should we close our eyes and blindly believe that luck will fix everything for us.
The wind can always blow in your favor, no matter how much you believe otherwise. Luck is like a seed. According to where it’s planted, it will have different results. If we plant it in fertile soil and water it regularly, it’s more likely to germinate so it can be reaped.
If we otherwise abandon it in the sandy soil, don’t water it or pay it any attention, it will be almost impossible for something good to grow from it.
Six secrets to having good luck
- Prepare: The lucky ones are the people who work to achieve their dreams, not, as is commonly believed, those who “have been touched by the magic wand.” Do whatever it takes to achieve your goals, create the right circumstances to achieve them, create intermediate goals, etc. If you’re looking for a job, for example, it won’t be “good luck” that decides your position, but the way in which you get a good interview with an interesting company. If you’re ready, you can get the job of your dreams.
- Change your strategy: It may occasionally be necessary to change the way we see things and the way we act in order to “get lucky.” Surely you know many people who, no matter how hard they try, cannot seem to change their destiny. It’s not about good or bad luck, but about knowing how to behave properly and knowing the exact moment in which to change course or direction. Instead of accumulating failures, innovate.
- Allow yourself to be helped: Loneliness isn’t good for people seeking “good luck.” According to the popular saying, it’s not exactly the recommended counselor. Having alliances with others, asking for advice and allowing others to collaborate on your projects, or at least give you their opinions, is also a way to be lucky. The more helping hands there are, the easier it is to be successful in achieving that which you so desire.
- Draw a route: When you’re traveling down the road of life in search of good luck, it’s important to know the exact direction in which to travel to pursue your destiny. Seneca once said, “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” Mark off a route or a path and follow it, and it will be easier to bring your dreams to fruition.
- Persevere and you will succeed: Another popular saying that is perfectly suited for the pursuit of good luck. At this point we have made clear that luck is something that’s sought after and not something that falls from the sky. Projects that are truly worth your time are long, expensive and difficult. If you are persistent, work hard and don’t skimp on time, you’ll be able to achieve anything you want. Make a plan, and follow it to the letter, and put your best foot forward so you can reach that goal, whatever it takes.
- Recognize the positives: Often times, we focus on what we would like to acquire and not what we already possess. If you think you have bad luck, it’s because you haven’t taken a look around you. Your family, your partner, your job and your house may not be straight out of a fairy tale or a dream, but if you have all of this, you can consider yourself a truly lucky person.