Good luck – it is the object of desire and the subject of prejudice. So, it is believed that there are two types of the lucky ones: those who “collect” favorable cases just because they were born under a lucky star, and those to whom the gift fell from the sky (lottery winnings, fateful meeting, inexplicable cure of a disease…).
Psychologists believe that this postulate needs to be supplemented; otherwise, we remain in the framework of magic and fatalism. Indeed, random luck occurs, but there is another kind of luck, which
This approach is consistent with the views of Richard Wiseman, a psychologist from the British Hertfordshire University, the expert on the “luck factor”. The study of hundreds of successful people has allowed him to establish that there are two kinds of luck: passive (when you win the lotto) and psychological, which occurs as a result of arbitrary decisions, conscious formulation of a personal position.
His other discovery is that the luck of the second kind may be resumed, that’s why the psychologist calls it “lasting luck”. By the way, in Matthew Norman’s book “Vibrational Manifestation” presents a unique method of attracting wealth, health, money, and luck in our lives. I recommend this guide to all my readers!
This one and the other kind of luck have five components, says Wiseman: timely meeting (the right person at the right time), the key information which has appeared by the way, openness (the opportunity to get positive experience), the unexpected request and the fateful event that violates the normal flow of life. To extend your luck, you need to prepare the soil in which the grains of opportunities will be able to develop and strengthen. This is only possible if we can assimilate the following three regulations.
Set the task
To make the generator of good luck work, it needs to be programmed and adjusted depending on the chosen direction. Then it will give meaning to the events that happen to us, and “generate” good luck: it is our goal that provides the operation of the generator will allow us to detect it.
Canadian psychologist Albert Bandura, known for his concept of self-efficacy, wrote almost 30 years ago: “Our human nature is partly guided by the choices of personal values and standards that we do. Mechanisms in which we see our values as a person, partly determine the impact of our meetings at the direction of our social development.” So, if there are no clear intentions in advance, there is no long-term good luck.
This does not mean that we should start with the detailed planning of the project. We rather talk about how to identify our desires, to feel in what direction we would like to develop our life, what is the meaning we attach to it. Positive intention is the quintessence of vital desires, and to determine them, you need to understand what gives us a sense of inner flourishing that could be the driving force of all life. “What is responding inside you? What do you need, what do you want?”
These are the questions that will form the basis of our way to success. Then everyone will have to clarify his expectations, to give flesh to his intentions: to keep a diary, to get an education, to meet with those whose desires are similar to his.
Open yourself to the world
This means internally to be ready to see new, to perceive maximally what is happening around us. This is a common setting for attentiveness and constant vigilance that allows us to capture interesting information, instantly see the prospect of a new acquaintance, to direct energy in a particular direction.
Thus we iteratively improve our chances, regardless, we do consider ourselves involved in the emergence of these opportunities or we don’t. Making from time to time pause to disconnect, we allow our intuition to work and free ourselves from the power of opponents of luck – routine and automatic way of thinking.
The most successful persons are not immune from the blows of fate or unexpected trouble, but they are able to effectively and with long term results to outlive failures. Not surrendering to the will of anger, sadness or rancor, they seek in themselves the cause of the failure to find the correct assessment, given the circumstances, and, finally, recycle the failure.
For a start, they separate the accidental or inevitable things from the things for which they are responsible. They may also, paradoxically, discover in the heart of their failure the embryos of good luck, because almost always everything could be worse.