Luck. It may be my least favorite word. Anc anyone who’s ever had their success or happiness dismissed as “luck” knows what I’m talking about. Luck isn’t something we’re born with—it’s something we cultivate. Psychologist Richard Wiseman’s research found that people increase their “luck” by following four key principles:
1. They notice opportunities
2. They make decisions by listening to their intuition
3. They project positive expectations that become self-fulfilling prophecies
4. They exercise resilience
Put another way, “lucky” people seize the moment, are decisive and positive, and always find a way to bounce back. Most importantly: These are active choices. Meaning luck is a choice. Luck is not created merely by thinking positively. Sure, positivity is important. But positivity alone won’t the deliver the results you’re seeking. I promise.