Helping News                                                   March, 2019   Issue 129

Six Things Lucky People Do That Others Don't
Margie Warrell
Forbes March, 2015

"I'm a great believer in luck. I've found that the harder I work, the more I have of it." Thomas Jefferson.

None of us are lucky all of the time, but there's not doubt that some people tend to be luckier than others. You might say, it's not fair. Or you might take a look at how they look at life and ask yourself whether it's the way they see the world that is helping them get luckier in it. The truth is that lucky people aren't lucky by sheer accident. They're lucky because of the mindset they bring to life. A mindset that accepts bad luck as inevitable but good luck as something we create by sheer hard work, bravery and optimism.

As Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology once wrote, "Optimists endure the same storms in life as pessimists. But they weather them better and emerge from them better off." And so it is with luck. You may not be able to control the economy, the weather, the stock market or the universe, but research shows that you can create your own good fortune. It's a long game but with a strong pay off. Lucky people weather the storms of life by seeing hidden opportunities, trusting themselves and taking bold action. When troubles arise, they are buoyed by help from supportive friends. You can change your luck this spring with the same strategies.

Trust Intuition

Take Thoughtful Risks

See Glass is Half Full

Failure is Inevitable, but Not Terminal

Hang with Strong, Healthy people

Expect Good Things to Happen

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