How to Increase your Luck?
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. If you're feeling out of luck right now, I'm so glad you've found this page. I so hope my top tips for attracting good fortune will help you learn how to increase your luck, and to feel happier in all aspects of your life.
The Roman goddess of fortune - and fate - Fortuna represented good as well as bad luck. Invite lady luck’s pleasure by living your life in a way you’d be happy to share with anyone, regardless of role or rank.
My top tips for encouraging lady luck's goodwill will also help you to avoid feeling downtrodden by the inevitable 'string of bad luck'. You’re less likely to turn it into 'your just deserts’, as you’ll instead be living your life with purpose.
Just make sure that being 'the nice guy' doesn’t mean you become a doormat...
Steps To Increase Your Luck
1 - Luck is an opportunity that has come your way at the right time for you. Don't let it pass you by. (I had written this way before I happened to come across the above quote!)
2 - Be pro-active: plan for life without ‘luck’, so that when opportunities do come along, you don’t desperately need them and you’re fine without them.
3 - Count your blessings every day – among them you will find the golden nuggets of ‘luck’. You may find that there is no need to invest any more time in how to be lucky - perhaps you already are!
4 - Don't whine about your lack of fortune. Self-pity attracts bad luck for sure. You're sending out the wrong energy and people and opportunities will speedily pass you by.
5 - Be honest with others. People know or come to realise you’re lying – either at the time or later. Opportunities are offered to those who are known, liked and trusted.
6 - Be honest with yourself. Look at everything that happens as a lesson and learn how to do things better and become more trustworthy and genuine. Opportunities are offered to those who are congruent. Congruency builds trust.
7 - Accept your own role in mishaps, disasters, missed opportunities, misfortunes and ‘accidents’, rather than blaming everyone else or ‘the circumstances’. Learn from it, decide that it’s going to make you a better person and that it doesn’t mean that your luck has 'run out'. Then move on! There is no failure – only feedback. Just remember that you may simply have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
8 - Celebrate other people's luck or good fortune. Envy and jealousy are a waste of energy.
9 - Refrain from speaking badly about anybody to anybody. Quite apart from it being a lousy thing to do (ill-considered, rude, unkind and possibly untrue) that person may just be your link to a great opportunity.
10 - Judge every opportunity for its integrity. If you accept those that are sound, you’re more likely to sleep peacefully, wasting no energy on feeling guilty or worrying that you’ll be ‘found out’. You’ll radiate genuine confidence which will make people more likely to trust you – and ‘luck’ will come your way.
11 - Don’t wait for opportunities, luck or good fortune to come by - they always appear ‘out of the blue’. Be optimistic. People tend to shy away from negativity - for their own protection. They’re even less likely to offer you an opportunity if you always appear to be negative! If you suffer from depression - now is the time to sort it!
12 - Life will throw challenges at you. No doubt it will feel as if 'all hell breaks loose' at times. That does not mean your luck has run out. Don't waste your energy worrying in advance about things going wrong – you’re going to need all your energy when (or if) it does happen. If you’re generally prone to worrying - get help as soon as you can.
13 - Don't become the kind of person who tots up stuff going wrong, peppering conversations with: "Now this has happened and now that has happened". Your 'filter' will become corrupted with a negative bias for life's inevitable challenges. Luck will simply pass you by as you’ll be oblivious to it.
14 - In all your dealings, ask yourself: if there was a hidden camera or microphone, would I be happy to see this clip on TV or hear that tape broadcast? If someone was about to offer me an opportunity and I’d be in with a chance of luck, would what I’ve said or done ultimately cause that chance to pass me by?
15 - Genuine opportunities are offered to those who work hard, smart and with integrity (you really don't need a 'proper' education for this one). No integrity? You’ll always be looking over your shoulder – have a look back at points 4 and 5.
16 - Be yourself. People will 'know' that something is not quite right about you and that you’re 'faking' it. You’re as unique as the stars - there is no-one like you on this earth! Remember it and celebrate it. People are more likely to trust you when they realise that what they see is what they get.
17 - Scatter a bit of kindness. There’s enough trouble already and people will remember you for being kind. That doesn’t stop you being assertive when the need arises though.
18 - Take a calculated risk occasionally. If on balance - all things considered - you remain unsure whether an opportunity is worthwhile pursuing: go for it! However, make sure you learn to cut your losses in time if it doesn’t work out.
19 Put all your energy into changing what it wrong in your life, with love, courage and self-discipline. Yes, the latter too! Just take small steps if you're having trouble and don't forget to celebrate success - without judgment.