Recently a FinerMinds reader asked me a question about life purpose… and I immediately thought career. With thousands of job options available to us today, learning how to choose a career can be a challenging thing to do. How does one go about finding the right career? And WHY are so many people miserable in their current careers? This got me thinking. And I realized that the very core of how we’re trained to pick…
I just got back from hearing a speech by Michael Beckwith, at his Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. The energy and passion at Agape never fails to impress me. Today Beckwith talked about getting into a state of “Flow” or “Allowing”. The idea he put out was this: Our natural state is that of a co-creator of the Universe we live in. We have the power and ability to make out thoughts our reality.…
Luck is something you have or don’t have, right? Wrong. Turns out, being “lucky” is just a state of mind or we can say science.
Some of you have heard of Richard Wiseman before and others may have heard about his “luck” studies. If not, I wanted to share this with you.
Wiseman’s conclusions are stunning. Anything that happens to you isn’t because of luck. He says, “[Lucky people] are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.”
Pretty neat stuff. So the next time someone says, “Oh, I’m just unlucky,” you can point them to this article.
Check out the rest of the article for details on how to create your own luck :)
Be lucky – it’s an easy skill to learn
By Richard Wiseman
A decade ago, I set out to investigate luck. I wanted to examine the impact on people’s lives of chance opportunities, lucky breaks and being in the right place at the right time. After many experiments, I believe that I now understand why some people are luckier than others and that it is possible to become luckier.
To launch my study, I placed advertisements in national newspapers and magazines, asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me. Over the years, 400 extraordinary men and women volunteered for my research from all walks of life: the youngest is an 18-year-old student, the oldest an 84-year-old retired accountant.