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10 Proven Ways to Make Your Own Luck

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/286336

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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

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

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 to see things from a different perspective.

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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 circumstances and surroundings to notice and act on opportunities.

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Take a chance

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 different hats. Act when you spot an opportunity.

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Hard work

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 how hard they work, they will be unlucky.

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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 seems like a bad situation.

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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

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 enables you to see the opportunities in front of you.

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We control our luck

... to a certain extent. We may not directly affect major opportunities of our life at any given moment (like finding oil on our property), but we can indirectly influence how many opportunities spring up and the ferocity with which we pursue them.

Become a lucky person

  • Be a social butterfly: Lucky people enjoy relating to other people.
  • Periodically do something stupid: Luck is more likely to fall on those who take a dumb risk or two.
  • Maximize your positive luck and minimize the negative one.
  • Be optimistic: Our performance usually rises to the level of our expectations.

Maximize Opportunities

Maximize Opportunities

Lucky people do not wait for things to happen to them.

They take notice and act upon the opportunities that they find.

Luck and Intuition

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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Connect with people emotionally

If you want to intrigue and influence people, you have to get their dopamine pumping.

A great way to do that is by having excellent conversation starters handy:What was the...

Be emotionally curious

Become genuinely interested in other people. A great way to do this is to ask them open-ended questions.

Everyone wants to be liked, loved and accepted. When you fulfill that need for others, you are perceived as being influential.

Use high-powered body language

When you manifest powerful body language, you are seen as more influential. 

The head is held high, the arms are loose, the shoulders are set back and the chest is out. Confident body language not only affects the way others see you but also the way you see yourself.