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Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

It's Never Too Late to Change Your Luck. Four Leaf Clover


Ever had a run of bad luck? It can feel like the world is actively conspiring against you. Good luck comes naturally for some people, but many others feel like there are days when they just can't catch a break. If you are one of those people, don't give up. There is hope - it is possible to turn your luck around. Here are 7 helpful tips that will help you to tilt the odds in your favor. 


1. Be Positive.

Positive thinking attracts luck. Studies have shown that being optimistic can relieve stress and help you to live a longer, happier life. But did you know that it can help you find your luck too? Don't let negativity steal your luck. Look at all the positive things happening right now. Acknowledging the bright side of even the most inopportune situations can help you find the luck you have been searching for.


2. Expect to be a Winner

The first step to a winning attitude is to not only know that you can win but to actually expect to win. When you think things will work out, you persevere. When you are resilient, you give possibilities more time to work out in your favor.  You will find yourself less nervous, more confident, and performing better - making it more likely that you will succeed. So talk yourself up. Tell yourself you really can win. Make it fun.


3. Trust Your Gut.

Your first thought is normally your best thought. Make time to hone your intuition. If you get a gut feeling about something, listen to it. By going with your gut you will allow things to happen without trying to rationally control the outcome and allow yourself to be open to chance opportunities. Everything you try is a new opportunity to become luckier.


4. Try New Things. 

It has been said that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. The same is true for luck. If you want to increase your chances of finding luck you have to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Try going to new places, experimenting with different cuisines, taking an adventure, or even just making a new friend. Lucky people create, notice, and act upon chance opportunities in their lives. Random experiences could create random luck. 


5. Find the Silver Lining. 

When things get tough you have two choices; you can fold, or you can keep going. Lucky people find ways to turn back luck in their favor. Try finding the positive aspects of even the most negative things that happen to you. Find the silver lining behind the cloud and don't assume there is a cloud behind every silver lining. Reflecting on things you are grateful for can make you happier and luckier. 


6. Live in the Present.

Do not dwell on the mistakes of the past, thinking about the bad luck that put you in your present situation. Instead, look to the future. Don't waste time and energy beating yourself up about things you can't change. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and instead focus on what could go right.


7. Be Flexible.

Luck doesn't care about your plans - it follows its own path. Be willing to adapt your plans when a new opportunity presents itself. The more flexible you are, the more likely you are to get a lucky break. Being willing to explore unforeseen opportunities can take us to unexpected outcomes.


As Tennesse Williams once said, "Luck is believing you are lucky." You have the power to change your situation. Don't give up, keep fighting, and remember that even the luckiest people aren't lucky all the time. 


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