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How to Get Lucky and Stay Lucky

https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/how-to-get-lucky-and-stay-lucky.html

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How to Get Lucky and Stay Lucky
Most people will tell you luck is about being at the right place with the right people at the right time--but there's a lot more than that to luck. The dictionary describes luck as events that influence your life but are not of your making.

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Luck

... is described as events that influence your life but are not of your making.

It confirms the view that we are not in perfect control of our lives. Even the best plans can turn awry.

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How to improve your luck

How to improve your luck
  • Position yourself. Embrace your opportunities and weather the storms.
  • Look for ways to turn your luck around.
  • Stick your neck out. You have to take risks and accept the good and bad that may come.

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Be ready to bail

Lucky people know their plans may not always work out. They do not let themselves grow too confident or relaxed. They anticipate change and lean into it.

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Don't push it

People who are lucky always assume that their luck will run out at some point. They don't ride the peak, because they know not to push their luck.

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Stay busy

Lucky people always seem to have several ventures going on at the same time. If one fails, they still have other options.

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Serendipity has three characteristics

  • Trigger - the moment when something unusual or unexpected happens.
  • Connect the dots - observe the trigger and link it to something seemingly unrelated, thus realising the potential valued within a unique event.
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