If you ask someone about their career success, for example, you might hear someone say “Oh, I was very lucky…”
You might label these people as “very lucky” and marvel at how they seemed to be in the right place at the right time.
You might then label yourself as unlucky, and wonder why you don’t have that same good fortune.
But…what if, the very thoughts and behavior you produce were contributing to your lack or abundance of “luck”?
What if luck was an arbitrary concept – a subjective one that was determined by what we saw, our presence of mind, and how we viewed what happened to us?
Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire ran a 10-year study on luck that might blow your mind or at least jolt you into a new mindset.
“Unlucky people are generally more tense than lucky people, and this anxiety disrupts their ability to notice the unexpected. As a result, they miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else.”
When we’re present, open-minded, and attune to all the offers that come our way, luck is all around us.