As they say, historically powerful and renowned personalities such as Napoleon used to inquire about the officer’s names submitted for field rank promotion. “Is he lucky?” he would ask. Only after this little research in regard to their names would he then promote or just pass them for the next one on the line. In today’s world, it is a good thing to “be lucky” in your undertakings, health, investment, friends and even acquaintances. Here are some proven little facts about luck and what its entails.
1. Luck is a beneficial but quite an unpredictable phenomenon
Luck can basically be defined as a naturally unpredictable but rather beneficial phenomenon. Yes, there are a few of us that are simply born lucky. If you are among this group of fortunate people, then you are always winning lottery tickets in the streets, finding twenty dollar bills in cab seats, getting the last marble rye from that bakery around the corner, managing to get the best of everything and seemingly with little effort on your part and so forth. However, these things happen quite unpredictably but are quite beneficial in your life.
2. People cannot make themselves lucky
One could argue that individuals who go through the street earned the lottery ticket, but what about all those other people like you who walked by it? Or is it that you didn’t get lucky? Most of the times, individuals who don’t have that kind of luck grow really angry when they hear of a person who was just walking along the street, bought a lottery ticket and then won big, and for a good reason. Why not them? They become envious and then later on realize that there is really nothing they could do to become like to the lucky person.
3. Luck is not about fairness
The lucky person did not earn what he or she got, it’s something that is simply beyond them. As it is, winning a lottery ticket that was also paid for by other people can’t be regarded as fair. But again, life is never fair. Luck is also the same way, meaning it isn’t about fairness.
4. We can improve our luck
Being born with curly hair and blue eyes is not luck, it is either you naturally have these beauty aspects or you don’t. However, you can improve your looks significantly one way or another. Luck is like that. Nobody makes him or herself lucky, but chances of being fortunate can greatly be improved. You can improve your chances of being lucky by favorably recognizing them as they come. What this means is that you have to be at the right place at the right time to be lucky.
5. Luck is the effect of chance on our lives
Basically, luck is the effect of opportunity in our lives and this simply can’t be denied or refuted by anyone! To improve your luck, make yourself ready for life opportunities as they come. So as to attract luck, you must expose yourself to it. Recognize that the beneficial effects of change in our lives come about through the other people. After birth, the vast realm of the remaining luck is equally ruled by ourselves and the live chances that come our way.
6. Luck favors people who maximally use the available tools
Luck typically tends to favor people that make maximum use of the available tools whatever they may be. There are basically three crucial phases of luck process. These are recognition, attraction and response. In this regard, you should never despise the small changes in your life. The more you know about what you want in life, the more prepared you will be in recognizing favorable chances when they come about. You will then be able to extract luck from these opportunities. Though family members and friends play a crucial part when it comes to luck, the highest proportion of lucky chances in life come through total strangers.
7. Determination leads to being lucky in life
Over and over in ones life, the application of total determination to a specific objective, after repeatedly failing, touches the luck producing chances. When luck finally strikes, you will find out that the lucky person kept his or her life’s objectives in sight and was quite persistent in them. To say the truth, nothing in this life can take the place of persistence, not even talent. There are many talented but quite unsuccessful men in this world. The main reason for this is that they are not persistent in their life’s purposes. To say the truth, determination and persistence are the two omnipotent aspects that lead to the luck needed for ones success in life.
8. Warm spirited actions lead to luck
The majority of personal characteristics are luck influencing. For example, warm spirited actions towards other people intensify and sustain awareness of you in others minds. This favorable and concentrated attention of other people towards you increases the possibilities of them remembering you later on when chances do arise. This is what enables the conception of beneficial ideas that favors your interest. Simply put, generosity of spirit persistently acts like a magnet for favorable life’s chances.
9. Random happenings is what influences our luck
As it is, the offbeat happenings in our lives are the aspects that influence how lucky we are going to be in an undertaking. These happenings are all about how we make our choices and greatly influence our luck chances in life.
10. Our decision making ability influences how lucky we are in life
Some people are very good at decision making and thus are able to easily weigh up the differing elements as they come about and in a calm and ration way achieve what they want in life. Other people find this subject quite overwhelming. If you are among the people that are able to easily and rationally make their decisions, then there is a fair chance that you are able to make your own luck.
All in all, adaptation, determination, persistence, belief in ourselves, calm analysis and the aforementioned aspects are some of the things that help us make our own luck in one way or another.