How to Attract Good Luck – Part Two

According to superstition, March 15th, the Ides of March, is a day to “beware of.”  An unsuspecting Julius Caesar was killed by a Senate colleague in Rome on this day in 44 B.C. According to Wikipedia, “on his way to the Theater of Pompey (where he would be assassinated), Caesar saw a seer who had foretold that harm would come to him not later than the Ides of March. Caesar joked, ‘Well, the Ides of March have come,’ to which the seer replied ‘Aye, they have come, but they are not gone.'” Awareness, apparently, was not one of Caesar’s strong suits.

My last post mentioned differences between lucky and unlucky people according to a scientific study conducted by Dr. Richard Wiseman. He found lucky people are more aware of, and take advantage of opportunities that unlucky people don’t even see. Sometimes it’s hard to “see” opportunities, especially if you’re living a life of doing everything you don’t want and you rarely have or experience what you do want.

Creating a fulfilling, successful, purposeful life can seem like it’s for only the lucky few. When in fact, we all have the capacity to attract good luck and create the life we want. There are some tips my clients have learned that help them see opportunities that they didn’t notice before and take advantage of them to get more of what they do want.  Here’s a couple for you:   

  • The first step is becoming aware of what’s working and not working in your life. Are you getting the results you want? If not, something is out of alignment and you’re missing out on opportunities. This type of discovery work is easier if you have a coach or therapist to lead you through it. If not, you might be able to gain insights from talking with a friend or independent third party or writing your thoughts in a journal.  

  • Dr. Richard Wiseman’s ten years of scientific research found that much of the good and bad fortune we encounter is a result of our thoughts and behaviors. The second step is to identify the behaviors, beliefs and choices that have guided your life to this point. Are they serving you now, or do there need to be some adjustments? Often hidden beliefs that guide behaviors can sabotage your success. 

Whether you’re seeking a more rewarding career, to accomplish a goal you continually put off, or just want more balance and control over your life, taking these two steps will create a strong foundation for adding luck in your life and moving forward. Want more information on how to get unstuck and take advantage of the lucky opportunities you may not be seeing? Feel free to contact me for more insight and information customized to your situation.

I’d love to hear about your lucky streaks and what you think is important for a lucky life.  Look for more luck factors to be discussed in Part Three next Tuesday.