The luck factor

luck factorLast year I came across a book of Professor Richard Wiseman about luck. Many people assume that luck is something out of your control. However, “The Luck factor” brings a new insight that can change your state of mind. Every one has a chance to get their luck 🙂 Thanks to that book, I got 4 new tips to increase my chances of luck:

  1. Maximize your chance of opportunities
    • Keep your attitude relaxed
    • Be open to new experiences
  2. Expect good fortune
    • Keep hope and believe in good things
    • Put plan into action by dividing your goals into short-term goals, medium-term goals, and long-term goals
  3. Turn bad luck to good
    • Look on bright side. Ill fortune may work out later. Even if you are going through hell, don’t dwell on ill fortune so long
    • Predict and prevent bad luck
  4. Listen to lucky hunches
    • Get exercise to keep your mind clear and calm. Do yoga or meditate. To me, strolling in nature is really good. Staying away from noisy world, walking in forest is always a good choice to relax.

Wild flowets from one summer in Helsinki

Wild flowers from one summer in Helsinki

10 thoughts on “The luck factor

  1. sonniq July 13, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    There is no such thing as “luck” or “miracles”. That is suggesting an effect without a cause, and our lives and everything in it is based on the law of cause and effect. That is why we are responsible for our lives and everything in it. We may not understand the cause that was made, but if we think things happen because we have good luck or bad luck then that means we don’t have to be 100% responsible. We can just say it was because of luck. Everything we think, say or do makes a cause so if you think your luck is changing it is because of a change in attitude or a change in our thoughts or actions. Luck doesn’t just happen without a reason.

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    • Linh Tran July 13, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      I believe so 🙂 Attitude is the key. Deep down good fortune is not the result of God smiling on us or being born lucky. Lucky people, according to that book, just know how to develop ways of thinking that make them happy, successful and satisfied with lives. I believe luck is also the outcome of hard work. If we do nothing then nothing will come to us, but if we are out there, working for it, then it will come and find us 🙂


      • sonniq July 13, 2015 / 7:53 pm

        You are definitely right about having the right attitude. There is the saying, “Some people think they can, and some people think they can’t” – and they are both right. If you constantly have negative thoughts then your life will be negative, so we are what we think. If you have no doubt about what you want then your mind will find a way to make it happen. When I hear people say that God wanted this to happen or that to happen and think it is all “his” desires, then life just slaps them around willy nilly. Life is much happier when you keep it positive and do things that are positive in the world around us.


      • Linh Tran July 13, 2015 / 8:07 pm

        It’s true that positive thinking is very important. Good things can come out of the bad eventually. I still remember one good example of positive thinking about rainy weather. Some look out the window and say: ” Oh dear, it’s raining today”, but some say ” Great, my flowers will be out tomorrow “.


      • sonniq July 14, 2015 / 4:49 am

        That is so true Linh. There 2 sayings I use a lot – winter is always followed by spring, and it’s always darkest before the dawn.

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      • sonniq July 14, 2015 / 4:53 am

        I also wanted to thank you for coming to Jamie’s blog. It has taken a lot of time and love to keep his head together and sane.

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      • Linh Tran July 14, 2015 / 3:00 pm

        I wish the best for Jamie. Thank you for the follow and discussion above. I’m looking forward to further posts from Jamie’s blog.


  2. xiaohuamaobiji July 21, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Lucky people are lucky because they are optimistic and see the positive side about events thus able to take the chance and succeed, whereas unlucky people always think negatively and think they can’t achieve anything thus even when a door is opened they will not look at it and let opportunities slip away.

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