Ten proven ways to make your own luck.

Luck is not a plan, but you can plan to have more luck. Lucky people, whether they realize it or not, have probably found ways to crack the code. They have learned to put themselves in the right situations, take advantage of the right opportunities and accomplish their goals through a lot of hard work.

1. Be Optimistic.

As strange as it sounds, believing that you are lucky makes you more likely to be receptive to the opportunities. Try to pay attention when you get lucky, pause and acknowledge it. Soon, you will realize you are luckier than you thought.

2. Neglect Superstitions.

If a great opportunity arises, is that luck or is it the result of a great impression you left on someone else, who then turned the opportunity your way? fortune is unlike our thinking. Nothing but your efforts brings you the so called luck.

3. Take a Chance.

If you don’t push yourself out of your comfort zone, you’ll never know the true extent of your abilities. Take advantage of favorable circumstances and see where they take you. Allow yourself to be versatile and wear different hats.

4. Believe in Hard-work.

Lucky people are prepared to work hard and create their own luck. Of course, it’s also true that many people who have worked hard all their lives never find the success they dreamed of. This is where the patience comes into picture.

5. Be Social.

Broaden your social circle and build your professional network. One of the fastest and best ways to garner more luck is to put yourself out there and meet more people, because people may bring opportunities.

6. Stay in The Present.

There are things you can change and you cannot. Instead of trying to control what you cannot, stay in the present. It allows you to see all the little things that you’re unaware of. And when it truly comes down to it, luck happens in the moment.

7. Do What You Love.

You can’t do something you don’t love for sustained time. Lucky people who manage to work hard are generally doing something that they love and feel that is worthwhile. They have a burning desire and nothing can stop them.

8. Take Action.

There’s a saying that “fortune favors the brave” and it is indeed true that if you don’t take action to reach your goal, it is unlikely you will ever reach it. For instance, if you want a better job, if you don’t start looking, it is doubtful you will find it. 

9. Be Relaxed.

When we are stressed and tired, our ambitions and optimism tend to shrink and we start focusing on our needs and ourselves. When relaxed and happy, we expand outwards and notice opportunities more easily.

10. Be Flexible.

You might have plans to be married by a certain age, kids by another, and to hit certain career goals. But luck doesn’t care about your plans. It follows its own path. So, be willing to adapt your plans if a new opportunity presents itself.

“When it comes to luck, you make your own.”

Bruce Springsteen.
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