For some people, good luck comes naturally. And if you are not feeling lucky, do not worry because you can do something to improve your luck. And here are five popular and effective methods how you can bring more luck into your life.
1. Choose to be Optimistic
The first and one of the most important factors that determine your luck is optimism. Studies have shown that being optimistic and thinking positively can actually make you luckier.
This is because when you are optimistic, you then to look at the positive side of things and will be able to discover better opportunities presented to you. Just like the saying whether you believe the glass is half full or half empty, you get to decide how you want to perceive it.
Opportunities are everywhere around you all the time. The problem is that most people are not trained to be able to recognize them. It becomes worse when you choose to look at opportunities as problems.
The reason for this is simple. When you are pessimistic and always look at things from a negative point of view, you will feel lousy and bad luck. And when you feel lousy, you lose the power to take charge of your life. Hence, you will end up choosing to let life happens to you rather than taking charge and master your life.
This is why it is important to act positive and stay optimistic all the time. A positive person will find the opportunities in every problem, but a negative person will find the problems at every opportunity.
2. Practice Visualization and Affirmation
Visualization is a powerful technique where you picture yourself accomplishing something that you want. This will motivate you and make you feel good about winning. Visualization is a proven technique that has been widely used by many successful people including celebrities and professional athletes.
Jim Carrey, the famous Hollywood actor says that he uses this technique regularly to achieve his dreams. He says, “I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.”
Affirmation is another technique similar to visualization. It is a technique where you speak to yourself out loud of what you want. For example, if you keep telling yourself, “I am smart, I am successful, and I am happy,” it may eventually become true to you.
This is exactly how a baby learns from adults. Imagine if you keep telling a baby or a child that he is stupid and amount to nothing, what do you think will happen to his life when he grows up? He will believe that he is stupid and amount to nothing. Thus, use positive affirmations to boost your luck and condition yourself to be successful.
3. Shoot for the Moon
This method is easy and you just need to go big and believe in possibilities. How do you know that you can be lucky and achieve what you want? The answer is simple, you just act and do it. You will never know if something will work out until you try. So shoot for the Moon and believe in the possibility.
When you execute and take action, you are creating your own luck. For instance, when you set goals, you are taking control of your life. Even if you are unsure you can achieve them, but setting the goals and going for them give you a possibility. And when you have the possibility, there is a chance that you can win.
Why do you think that successful people are able to so lucky in winning contracts and closing deals that change their lives forever? Well, they choose to believe in possibility and then just shoot for the moon. And somehow, when they act, luck is on their side and they successfully win the game.
4. Increase Your Karma
Karma is a principle of the Hindu and Buddhist philosophy and it can mean the spiritual principle of cause and effect. In other words, whatever comes around goes around. It has the same meaning as the Golden Rule of Life that says, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Hence, if you do good to other people, more good things will happen to you and the luckier you will be.
For example, when you see someone who needs a helping hand and you decided to help him, not only that the person will thank you for your kindness, your act will make you feel good. And it is this good feeling that makes your day amazing. You will start noticing great things around you and opportunities presented themselves before you.
When you make a donation to help those who are in need, two things will happen. The first thing is that you will directly and positively change the people that you helped. And the second is that you will indirectly change your luck. When you donate, you are indirectly telling yourself that you are lucky and that you have more than enough; and that is why you decide to help and make a donation.
So go around and plant good karma in your life. Help those who are in need and give your support to a good cause. You will see that things start coming back to you and you will become lucky.
5. Work Harder
One of the easiest ways to increase your luck is to work harder. You have to understand that everything is a number game. If you want to increase your chance of winning the lottery, what should you do? You buy more. It is a simple mathematics at work, but of course, we do not suggest you do so because although you can increase your luck that way, the chances to win are still slim.
Instead, choose to work harder in other areas of your life. If you are in sales and you want to increase your luck to close more deals, just work harder. The more effort you put in, the more results you will get. Not just that, when you do more, you will become better at it, and guess what, when you become good at something, you will be lucky at it.