There are claims that some are born lucky, a golden horseshoe is persistent up their bamboo. When it comes to chance, when they’re faced with 50/50 odds, that they would usually win the outcome, as the events will usually fall in their favor. Does the element of luck exist or are they preconditioned.
So if you consider yourself to be a lucky person which leads to your success, the skeptics may claim otherwise. What’s undisputed is that there are some who are more fortunate than others, but it’s more a matter of good planning.
Motivation, inspired action, and a dedicated amount of sweat equity also lends to fortune. So are those who are lucky just born that way, are they favorably preordained somehow, or do they generate their own luck through hard work, making them appear lucky.
Becoming More Proactive
Those who are lucky make things happen, as they’re proactive rather than being reactive. They alter their future by taking responsibility of their words, actions, and behavior, having a more firm control over their destiny.
We’ve all heard that there’s those who who make things happen, those who’ll watch things happen, and those who wonder what the heck just happened.
You’ll be a lot “luckier” finding a $20 bill walking outdoors, rather than it floating through your window while you’re sitting on the sofa. A sales colleague gets 2 new sales today, not because they’re lucky, but they’ve been prospecting for 4 hours while skipping lunch.
Becoming More Opportunistic
Successful people recognize and take advantage of opportunities once they arise. Most don’t see these opportunities because they’re inflexible and blind in their ways.
Some see opportunities all around them and bends them to their advantage. Being an opportunist is becoming mindfully aware, and flexible enough to alter plans, while being open-minded enough to take action on these new opportunities.
There are a variety of reasons for someone to not take action, the majority of the time they’re revealed as excuses for not taking advantage of the chance.
Becoming More Flexible
Those so called lucky people appreciates the dynamics of life while going with the flow, which provides them with enormous advantages in finding new and different ways of doing things.
They’re extremely flexible and will take advantage of new situations, as they think on the fly, and are open to anything that would make them better.
They’re Always Optimistic
What the optimist believes is that “this” is the best of possible solutions. What the pessimist is afraid of is that “this” might actually be true. This the proverbial glass of water being half full or half empty.
What’s known is that luck isn’t limited to objective findings, as one person’s poison is another person’s cure. If an optimist and a pessimist wins the same prize in a contest, it’s the optimist who’ll appears as being lucky.
What being optimistic does is helps you see the upside, the advantages in any given situation. Those who are lucky and are also optimistic, are able to identify what the silver lining in any given situation is.
It’s not usually enough just to be flexible while being in an opportunity to accept changes as they occur. To enhance your luck factor, you need to take full advantage of the alterations in your schedule or the changes in your plans and take action.
Those who are branded as lucky usually think out-of-the-box, as what doing so involves looking for loopholes and shortcuts, looking at situations from different and multiple perspectives.
Two companies are competing in the market with similar products. It’s not the product but how you market it. The one who thinks abstract with an innovative redesign and guerrilla marketing tactics, is the one who’ll appear to be lucky.
Becoming More Resilient
What the lucky does is transforms what appears as limiting issues into motivating challenges. They take advantage of any new situation they come across, and will never waver from it.
We all know of the most famous inventors in history who’ll admit that they’ve found thousands of ways to fail, to make plenty of mistakes, this before they’ve finally figured out an idea that finally worked.
Then what everyone claims is that they’re lucky. There’s no doubt that these individuals were extremely brilliant, but there are plenty of brilliant derelicts in the world.
What made these individuals different from others was their resilience, the fortitude that they had to continue to pursue their idea, dreams, and goals, this in the face of adversity.
What these outstanding inventors claim is that they didn’t fail, but what they did was found thousand ways that it didn’t work. There are those who’ll bounce back, while others will just splat on the ground.
Becoming More Insightful
Know that there are two types of knowledge, explicit and implicit. Explicit knowledge is the type of knowledge that’s gain from going to school and reading books, factual information.
Implicit knowledge is what’s achieved through experiences or by observing, things which can’t generally be taught.
Both types of knowledge becomes vital to help in forming decisions or choosing particular pathways. Having a hunch might be an uninformed guess, such as flipping a coin, or it’s based on explicit and implicit knowledge, with insight.
What we all have is insight, while some are better than others at hearing and trusting their inner voices. Taking advantage of this knowledge depends on accessing this information and taking action.
What having insight does is integrates both explicit and implicit knowledge, while being mindful of social situations and emotions, both yours as well as others.
Those who are insightful have higher emotional and social intelligence, and the ability to “read” people. Those who are lucky makes the best use of their insight.