Luck can be what you make it

  1. Trust your hunches
  2. Take a risk, but weigh up the odds
  3. Be positive
  4. Bounce back
  5. See where you want to be
  6. Putting it all together

Most of us know someone who just seems to be lucky. If there’s a prize to be won or a chance meeting that leads to a great business opportunity, they’ll be the person to be in the right place at the right time.

There’s always been a strong belief that there is some kind of mysterious force that makes some people more fortunate than others and that it’s something that we can influence through doing something like buying a lucky charm at Joom. The flipside is a strong belief among some people that the things we do can bring about bad luck whether it’s walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror or living at a house or flat that is Number 13.

But, as we should know by now, we live in a random universe in which we are active participants, no-one is any luckier or unluckier than anyone else in this particular sense of the word. But there are certain things that we can do and ways to behave that might just help us to get some better breaks in life.

Trust your hunches

We all like to think that a reasoned and logical approach is the one that will always pay dividends. But beyond our conscious and sensible reasoning, a great deal of subconscious thinking is going on in the background. This helps us to pick up almost imperceptible cues about what is really going on and may just lead to that counter-intuitive sense that the left-field decision could be the one to make.

This ability to trust gut-feelings will also link to a point we make a little later on about having a positive outlook. After all, pessimists and excuse-makers are always going to be at a disadvantage when it comes to creating their own luck.

Take a risk, but weigh up the odds

Most of the great advances in the world have involved taking what could best be described as a leap of faith. Because all of our most notable achievements have included acknowledging that there is a possibility of failure and being prepared to back the outcome to work in our favour. But you’re never shooting exactly in the dark and there are always factors that can help you judge the risk. Take playing slots games for example. These may seem to be completely random in terms of who wins, but there is information you can use to your advantage.

Playing along at 888casino slots will give a figure called the RTP, or return to player, as a percentage. By sticking to the games that give a higher proportion of stake money back as winnings a player is naturally making themselves that little bit more likely to be lucky.

Be positive

It’s also pretty certain that having a positive approach to life is going to make more positive things happen to you. It’s hard to explain exactly why this should be but it’s probably a case of seeing opportunities where others might overlook them and being ready to see where they might take you. 

It can also mean that the positive person will be the one to persist where others might drop out.

Surrounding yourself with like-minded, positive people is also going to be a great way to generate more luck because situations in which there is a shared attitude, and a common purpose, are always going to lead to better outcomes than ones in which there are different priorities and attitudes at play.

Bounce back

It’s a famous adage that we learn more from our failures in life than we ever do from our successes. This is because failure leads to far greater introspection and self-analysis than success. So we are far more likely to really dissect what went wrong to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

So it’s a situation in which a perceived level of “bad” luck can provide a springboard for future success.

The optimistic, energetic and positive person will be able to use this as a solid foundation to start rebuilding after the setback, often with a renewed vigour and determination to get it right next time – hopefully with a better, luckier outcome.

See where you want to be

Many people have an imaginary picture of where they want to be in the future, where they want to live and the lifestyle they hope to have. They also have a clear vision of where they hope that their career will take them.

Having the ability to harness these imaginary ideals and to solidify them into something called positive visualisation has been shown to make a number of things easier to achieve. Like most of the tips here, this mainly has an effect of creating a particular attitude or state of mind. One which creates the most beneficial conditions for success.

Putting it all together

The combination of all these attitudes or behaviours will provide a solid foundation in which good things are more likely to start happening. Obviously, it can’t have an effect on incidences that we can genuinely put down to random good luck like enjoying a big lottery win. But it can make many other things go more in our way.

So put away your lucky rabbit’s foot and take that horseshoe down from about the door. Your future luck is in your hands – and all you need to do is work for it.