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10 Proven Ways to Make Your Own Luck
6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Sometimes it seems like Lady Luck picks only a few people upon which to smile. Fate always seems to work in their favor, and they always land on their feet. How do they do it? Are they really just that lucky?

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Be social

Put yourself out there and meet more people, because people bring connections and connections bring opportunity.

Also, keep in touch with your established relationships.

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Visualize

If you have a goal in mind, imagine the stepping stones to your success. Seeing each detail in the path to success is key.

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Help others

Lucky people give freely of their time and resources.

Giving reminds us of how lucky we already are. 

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Welcome chance

If you do not consider new things, you are bound to feel bored and stifled. 

Be open to new things. This will expose you to other opportunities or help you...

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Be on the lookout for luck

Sometimes luck is something you can find if you allow yourself to look for it. Luck is about learning where to find an opportunity.

Be aware of your cir...

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Take a chance

If you don’t push yourself out of your comfort zone, you’ll never know the true extent of your abilities.

Allow yourself to be versatile and wear ...

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“You will miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky

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Hard work

Create your own luck through hard work.

Lucky people have a positive attitude and are resilient when bad things happen.

Unlucky people tend to be fatalistic and believe that no matter h...

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Focus on the positive side

The grass might look greener on the other side, but you also have opportunities on your side of the fence if you will only look for them.

Look for the silver linings even in what...

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Setbacks happen

Failure is part of life. Accept that there will be moments when you’ll feel down in the dumps. 

Don’t give up. Look for a new angle to approach your problem.

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Stay in the present

Instead of getting fixated on things beyond your control, focus on what you can do.

Staying in the present allows you to see all the little things that you have become oblivious to. It enable...

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People try to change the chance outcomes, and thereby their luck by using blind superstition or old ritual to affect the outcome, but there is no evidence of them working.

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Being lucky or unlucky often is our own perception and outlook towards life.

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Maximize Opportunities

Lucky people do not wait for things to happen to them. They take notice and act upon the opportunities that they find.

Listen With Your Gut

Lucky people act on their intuitions across many areas of their lives.

Intuition is when your body and brain have detected a pattern before you have deliberately considered it.

Expect Good Fortune

You are more likely to be successful if you are optimistic about your opportunities. 

When you think things will work out, you are more apt to persevere. You are also open to new opportunities.

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