Make your own luck.
Too many times I hear people exclaim that so and so was so “lucky” to get, receive or attain such and such. Please understand that much of what people claim to be luck is people putting themselves in the right place at the right time. Those lucky people put hard work into their supposed lucky streak. Much of what is seen as luck isn’t luck at all, but just being there ready to do or not do.
Here is a list of things to improve your chances of being lucky.
1. Get there early.
The early bird gets the worm isn’t a fairy tale. Get up early get your day started ahead of the other guy. Get where you are supposed to be early and be ready to work and get involved. Good things happen when you are early and eager to find your luck.
2. Stay after.
Don’t be in a rush to get out of there. Hang around and see if you can catch the boss’s, chairman’s, leader’s attention. Share a thought or just be there to help put things away. Your extra time and thoughts will go a long way to enhance your luck.
3. Make suggestions.
Talk up your thoughts and ideas. But first make sure you know what you are talking about.
4. Ask pertinent questions.
Ask questions to clarify your knowledge, increase understanding and clarify where you can help to accomplish goals.
5. Read and know stuff.
The more you know the more your luck changes.
Yes, practice being lucky. Sounds funny but so much of what we do is filled with negative thought patterns. You have a job, a wife and great kids, right? Wow you are lucky. Think of all the people in the world that aren’t as lucky as you. You have to see your own life as being filled with good luck. Positive thoughts help bring about positive results.
7. Be ready.
Seize the moment. If things need to be done and things need to happen make them happen. Some things are lucky just because people took advantage of the moment and it happened. Always be ready for the sale, the promotion, the chance to do what you want to do. Be ever ready to make your luck happen.
Here is another thing to take into account. Things happen for a reason. There is really not much to this thing we call luck. Things happen because they do. So don’t expect to get lucky or be lucky. Do the best with what you have and make your own luck.
Frank Walker, registered Marriage and Family Therapist intern #59002