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Luck is not a matter of chance.
Thomas Jefferson once said "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." What is luck? Webster's dictionary suggeststhat luck is the "events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual."
In truth, luck has nothing to do with something operating for or against you. Luck is not a matter of chance, it isa matter of being open to new experiences, perseverance hard work, and positive thinking.
Studies have shown that lucky people tend to be more open to new experiences. Those who are unlucky arepeople of habit, never varying from one day to the next. If you want to be lucky, add some variety to your life. Meet new people, go new places, and increase the possibility of those chance opportunitiesthe "lucky" people always seem to run into.
Luck, though, isn't just about trying new things. Luck is also about hard work, even when it is, well, "hard."
Richard Wiseman said, "People have topersevere, they have got to stick at it. People give up too soon. The ones who achieve their goals are the ones when they hit obstacles don't just give up and pack it in, they try again. They find anotherroute. They are versatile, they are flexible, they have got new ways of finding solutions. Accepting responsibility for who you are and being the person who drives the bus, not the person who is beingdriven are the ones who tend to be luckier.”
The concept of being lucky for many is a quality someone has, for others luck is a property; people feeling lucky have a certain state of mind that mayhelp them in various situations. How ever the concept of luck and hard work it’s not too different, in a test to lucky people there was found that “Lucky” people are far more satisfied with all areasof their lives than unlucky or neutral people, they interpret their lives positively; they expect good things to happen so when things are actually happening their attention focuses on the positive...
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