Posted by: Jessie | February 26, 2010

Interesting Article About Lucky vs. Unlucky People


I love the Good News Network.  They have all sorts of interesting articles.  Today they sent me one about luck.  Here is a little excerpt:

If you think you’re unlucky, you could change your outlook in order to generate more good fortune, according to psychologist Richard Wiseman.  Findings have revealed that the thoughts and behavior of unlucky people are responsible for much of their misfortune.

There are three easy techniques that can help to maximize good fortune:

  • Unlucky people often fail to follow their intuition when making a choice, whereas lucky people tend to respect hunches. Lucky people are interested in how they both think and feel about the various options, rather than simply looking at the rational side of the situation. This helps them because gut feelings act as an alarm bell – a reason to consider a decision carefully.
  • Unlucky people tend to be creatures of routine. They tend to take the same route to and from work and talk to the same types of people at parties. In contrast, many lucky people try to introduce variety into their lives. For example, one person described how he thought of a colour before arriving at a party and then introduced himself to people wearing that colour. This kind of behaviour boosts the likelihood of chance opportunities by introducing variety.
  • Lucky people tend to see the positive side of their ill fortune. They imagine how things could have been worse. In one interview, a lucky volunteer arrived with his leg in a plaster cast and described how he had fallen down a flight of stairs. I asked him whether he still felt lucky and he cheerfully explained that he felt luckier than before. As he pointed out, he could have broken his neck.

For the full article click on this link: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/most-popular/general/learn-to-be-lucky.html

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