Ever wondered why some people seems to have all the luck? We have been trying to improve our luck from centuries, lucky charms, amulets, talismans. They have recorded in every civilization. What things make lucky people different from other people? Is there a secret that lucky people reveal or a magic that lucky people practice? However, Early European considered, iron had magical qualities. So hanging horseshoes in house would get ride off the home from bad spirits. Touching or knocking on wood is date back to Celtic rituals that were designed to rouses the tree gods and call on their protection.
Throughput history people have recognized that good and black luck is a source of change or transformation. A few seconds of bad luck can ruin lifetime hard work, heartedly desired or longtime struggle.
Alike moments of good luck can save lifetime struggle. Superstitions are people’s attempt of attaching luck with physical components such as black cats represent bad luck and full moon represent spirits awakening.
British scholar and psychologist Richard Wiseman undertook ten years study on the science of luck.
There are four psychological phenomenon that separate unlucky ones from lucky ones. Lucky people are more open to opportunities. They spot opportunities and make them. Lucky ones are optimist. They drive out solution for possible problems. They are unlikely to see negative aspects of life.
Lucky people hold the hope and positivity firmly also difference in term of intuitions. Lucky people tend to have unlucky hunches and trust their intuitions. And they are more resilient when bad things happen.
They are good at turning bad things into good one. So the big difference is in the way they think and the way the act. But whilst it’s true that if you train hard you are more likely to win a challenge. With your hard work and consistency you are more likely to top in exam of the best grade you are capable of. Here is kicker.
Preparation has nothing to do with positivity but with effort. It would be wrong to think that all of someone’s good or bad luck is entirely due the way they are thinking and behaving.
When it comes to people who are not quite happy or successful in life. We should think it’s all their fault. It could be down to where they are born or the society they are born into or chances accidents or illness. You need to take all of these factors into account.
In 2012, in campaign rally, black Obama earned controversy when he said “If you are successful you didn’t get that on your own. If you are successful somebody along the line gave you some help. And he raises key factor by considering role of luck.
There is whole bunch of hardworking positive thinking people out there. Who aren’t successful and uncertainly unlucky. Obama statement sparks in many publications. Obama statement was seen to insult against America ethic.
And the idea that success was achieved through merit. But as economist Robert H frank argues, talent and drive will get you so far. luck and life chances will get you so far. What if you asked the question, where do your talents come from? Where does your prosperity to work hard come from?
If you are a hardworking person who has a lot of talent, you got these traits from the environment you grew up in and from the genes you inherited. You are not in any strict sense or in a position to claim more credit for them. And so we are comfortable enough saying that you are lucky to have those traits.
But what about person who work hard? Is that person not entitled to congratulate herself for the effort she put forward?
What we know that putting effort is trying circumstances is different. It requires herculean will to go forward in the face of one setback after another.
If you are the kind person who has been taught that your temperament alone determines whether you will be present and your temperament is just matter of luck. I think you are more likely to sit back and wait and see what happens.
If instead you view yourself as the captain of your own fate and think; its up to me to make it happen. You are much more likely to persist against series of setbacks. So, as the Richard Wiseman said lucky and unlucky people are separated by the way they think which suggest that there is hope for change.
Everyone has potential capability to make themselves luckier. It’s realizing that lots of good fortune is due to the way you are thinking and the way you are behaving. Understand the mindset of lucky person and you would bring more fortune to your life.