Wednesday, October 17, 2012

From ‘The Luck Factor’ by Richard Wiseman

People are not born lucky. Instead, lucky people are, without realizing it, using four basic principles to create good fortune in their lives

Principle: Lucky people create, notice and act upon the chance opportunities in their life.

Sub-principle 1: Lucky people build and maintain a strong ‘network of luck’ ………. Meeting a large number of people, being a ‘social magnet’, and keeping in contact with people ……… The more people they meet, the greater opportunity they have of running into someone who has a positive effect on their lives. ……the lucky people smiled twice as much as unlucky people and engaged in far more eye contact. …….. Lucky people’s body language and facial expressions attract other people to them ……..

…….. Lucky people are effective at building secure, and long lasting attachments with the people that they meet. They are easy to get to know and most people like them. They tend to be trusting and form close friendships with others. As a result, they often keep in touch with a much larger number of friends and colleagues than unlucky people, and time and time again, this network of friends helps promote opportunity in their lives.

Sub-principle 2: Lucky people have a relaxed attitude towards life

Sub-principle 3: Lucky people are open to new experiences in their lives ……They tend not to be bound by convention and they like the notion of unpredictability.

Principle: Lucky people make successful decisions by using their intuition and gut feelings

Sub-principle 2: Lucky people take steps to boost their intuition

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity – Oprah Winfrey

No one is luckier than him who believes in his luck – German proverb

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