Is luck within your control or is it up to the gods to decide your fate?
Good news is that 'The Luck Factor' by Richard Wiseman outlines elements within your control to boost your luckiness and explores the thought processes, mindset and behaviours of those who believe they are lucky and those who are unlucky.
My old Luck formula was: Luck = when Opportunity meets Preparation (credit to Seneca).
From this simple formula that I probably heard on YouTube, I realised that I can stack the odds in my favour to either attract luck or be prepared for opportunities that may come my way.
This book notes other practical elements that I can use and has given me a newfound appreciation of what it means to be lucky and how to create it. Although the shamrock book cover grabbed my attention to this audiobook, the topic made me download and start listening straight away.
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The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind
☘️ I initially feared this may be a wishy-washy book but was delighted that experiments were noted to back up the findings.
☘️ Completing the exercises/short quizzes throughout the book made me reflect upon my understanding of luck and pointed out that I still need to work on principle 4 (below)!
☘️ If you are using luck (or the lack of) to justify why something is not working out for you, this book may change your view or make you start to see luck as more malleable.
☘️ To improve your luck, these are the 4 principles to follow;
1. Maximise your opportunities/chances for luck to appear.
2. Listen to your intuition.
3. Expect that good things will happen.
4. Turn bad luck into good by looking at the positive side and do not dwell on misfortune.
May luck be with you.
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