A friend sent an article to me,  “Be lucky – It’s an Easy Skill to Learn”, by Richard Wiseman. I thought it was a must for sharing.

Ever think, “wow, I am lucky”?  Or, “wow, they have all the luck?”.  Well, it turns out there was a study done to understand 1) lucky vs. unlucky people, and 2) whether luck be taught.

Here is what the article says:

“…unlucky people are generally much more tense than lucky people, and research has shown that anxiety disrupts people’s ability to notice the unexpected.  … And so it is with luck – unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else.

Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there rather than just what they are looking for.

The research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles:

1) They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities,

2) make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition,

3) create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and

4) adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.”

Sounds like optimism to me…  a good thing!  I am feeling lucky…  are you?