What you know about Luck ?

hat  you know about Luck ?

A psychologist says he has discovered something about  luck 

 Ten years ago, he set out to examine luck.he wanted to know 
why some people are always in the right place at the right time, 
while others consistently experience ill fortune

so he decided  to give advertisements in national newspapers
 asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact him.

He got hundreds of extraordinary men and women volunteered for 
his research and over the years, he interviewed them, monitored their
 lives and had them take part in experiments. The results reveal that although 
these people have almost no insight into the causes of their luck,their 
thoughts and behavior are responsible for much of their good and
bad fortune. Take the case of seemingly chance opportunities.
Lucky people consistently encounter such opportunities, where as
unlucky people do not.

he  made simple experiment to discover whether this was due to

differences in their ability to spot such opportunities.he gave both
lucky and unlucky people a newspaper,and asked them to look through
it and tell me how many photographs were inside.
he had secretly placed a large message halfway through the newspaper
saying: "Tell the experimenter you have seen this and win £250."
This message took up half of the page and was written in type that
was more than two inches high. It was staring everyone straight in the
face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people
tended to spot it.

Unlucky people are generally more tensed than lucky people, and this

anxiety disrupts their ability to notice the unexpected. As a result,
they miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for
something else. They go to parties intent on finding their perfect
partner and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look
through newspapers determined to find certain types of job
advertisements and miss other types of jobs.

Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is

there rather than just what they are looking for. My research
eventually revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four
principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance
opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition,
create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt
a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.

he   asked on a group of volunteers to spend a month carrying out exercises
designed to help them think and behave like a lucky person.

Dramatic results. These exercises helped them spot chance

opportunities, listen to their intuition, expect to be lucky, and be
more resilient to bad luck. One month later, the volunteers returned
and described what had happened. The results were dramatic: 80% of
people were now happier, more satisfied with their lives and, perhaps
most important of all, luckier.

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The lucky people had become even luckier and the unlucky had become

lucky. Finally, I had found the elusive "luck factors Here are
Professor Wiseman's four top tips for becoming lucky:

1) Listen to your gut instincts - they are normally right

2) Be open to new experiences and breaking your normal routine

3) Spend a few moments each day remembering things that went well

4) Visualize yourself being lucky before an important meeting or

telephone call.

Luck is very often a self- fulfilling prophecy