Sign up FAST! Login

People can make our own luck... It’s something that we are creating by our thoughts and behavior. ~Richard Wiseman

Stashed in: Luck!, @bakadesuyo, Awesome, @richardwiseman

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

BELIEVING in luck can lead to luck.

"People who feel they are lucky are more charismatic. It felt good to be around them."

Here’s Richard Wiseman:

Through doing countless interviews with lucky and unlucky people I found you could tell within seconds which type of person you were about to interview. The lucky people were more engaging and upbeat. And emotions are contagious. After some time with a lucky person you feel good about yourself and you start to see the world in a very positive way. You spend time with an unlucky person and you start to focus on that back pain you’d almost forgotten about but now appears to be ten times worse. We have some research coming out which shows that one of the major factors is not how you yourself feel, but how you can make other people feel. It’s very closely related to charisma.

The harder I work the luckier I get. And that makes me work even harder. A virtuous cycle

Luck does favor those who work hard to make the most of our opportunities. 

Can you change your luck? Yes, you can. Here’s Richard:

What the work shows as a whole is that people can change their luck. Luck is not something paranormal in nature. It’s something that we are creating by our thoughts and behavior.

How to attract good luck:

  1. Maximize Opportunities: Keep trying new things.
  2. Listen To Hunches: Especially if it’s an area where you have some experience, trust your intuition.
  3. Expect Good Fortune: Be an optimist. A little delusion can be good.
  4. Turn Bad Luck Into Good: Don’t dwell on the bad. Look at the big picture.

JIF is peanut butter.

You May Also Like: