Are you a lucky person?
“Go and wake up your luck.”
There is a lot written about luck and how to create more of it in your life. There also seems to be some traits among people who consider themselves to be lucky. They tend to be flexible, open-mined, positive and resilient. They know that not very chance or risk taken will turn out perfectly, but they take it and move on.
Last week I posted a quote that serendipity tends to favor people who have a clear picture of their goal but are not attached to how they get there. This can allow for creative and unusual ways for plans to unfold, and for serendipity, synchronicity or luck to happen.
So as you get more and more clear about what you want in life, be conscious of the fact that attaining that goal can take a multitude of paths. The idea of having a map and a clear vision of the future serves to keep your eyes on the big picture on the primary goal.
So take some time to evaluate your set of skills regarding luck.
Flexibility; this can be hard to cultivate as we tend to become rigid not only regarding the out-come of things but also to our patterns of action and progress. Practice not being attached: if people change plans on you; let it go. If you thought you were going to have an important meeting you were looking forward to and it changes; let it go. The ability to be flexible not only lessens stress it keeps you creative with your time and energy. Having to switch gears in the middle of something or in the midst of momentum can make room for other opportunities, other directions or other meetings you may not have anticipated that could bring you something positive.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”
Seneca – Roman philosopher
Do different things. Putting yourself out there to learn new things and meet different people can lead to new connections and discoveries of new interests. Check out unlikely avenues and possibilities. I recently found a new sight with very interesting articles about doing new things all the time, and in particular discovering new passions. Here is the link:
Resilience may be one of the most important factors not only in achieving your goals but in turning yourself into a lucky person. Being resilient means that your ability to bounce back from things that don’t go your way; or disappointments in risks taken builds your self-esteem, self trust and flexibility. Resiliency reminds you that to fail does not mean you are a failure.
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don’t try.”
Beverly Sills – American Opera soprano 1960’s
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
Can you become more flexible, more open-minded or more resilient?