Journal: News & Comment

Friday, January 02, 2004
# 1:48:00 PM:

Get lucky

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A British researcher shows how to make yourself luckier (via Scott Rosenberg). Here are the basics:

  • Listen to your gut instincts—they are normally right.
  • Be open to new experiences and breaking your normal routine.
  • Spend a few moments each day remembering things that went well.
  • Visualize yourself being lucky. Luck is very often a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The professor writes that:

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

[...] 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.

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


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