7 Ways to Create Your Own Luck

Tired of going out of your way in the name of superstition? We all know the sports fan that has a “lucky jersey” they’ll never wash, some change their daily route based on an open ladder or a black cat crossing their usual path. Looking to increase your chances? Here are some quick tips to increase the probability of making today your lucky day!luck

  1. The Magic of Showing Up

There is a certain magic to showing up. Feeling anxious about an upcoming networking event? Did a friend ask you to join them for a special occasion with all new people? Want to support a friend through a health crisis or funeral? While these moments may make us feel uncomfortable, in reality they can trigger both emotional and spiritual growth. Next time you are dreading a hard conversation or awkward interaction, remember sometimes the best things happen at unexpected times.

  1. Invest in Yourself

Investments often feel like a gamble, depending on fate or luck. Ever heard the saying, “If you want something done right, do it yourself!” Developing your skills is one way to ensure a preferred outcome.  Visualize the things in your life you wish to improve – set milestones focused on success. Feel like your tech skills are rusty? Enroll in a computer class.  The easiest way to become an expert is repetition.  Wouldn’t it be great if the ROI was a sure thing? Be your own guarantee.

  1. Do your research

I think we’ve all heard the quote “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Trigger good luck by cutting out the variables. Spend time online or using library resources to figure out how to predict the best outcome. Don’t waste valuable time or money guessing! When it comes to things like picking an intangible good provider, check the web for customer reviews. Most of the decisions in life are not cookie cutter. The least we can do is increase our odds!

  1. Keep in Touch with Old Friends

Connecting with old friends is easier than you think!  With great friends it will feel like there was never any time apart. When you speak to a true friend the rewards can be outstanding. Reminiscing about shared experiences can help you recall inspirational events from your past. Ever wondered what if? An old companion can help you remember the circumstances in which you determined your life’s trajectory. Nurture an old relationship to gain a fresh perspective on your life.

  1. Pay it forward

Spend time with those in need to realize how lucky you really are! People tend to respond to a kind gesture or action with a corresponding one. Volunteering and community outreach efforts often open new opportunities for friendships.  Leaving karma out of the equation, the old saying “what goes around comes around” might hold some weight.

  1. Stay Positive

For decades, experts have been emphasizing how important body language is when interacting with others. Did you know your own body language can have an impact on how you feel about yourself?  Recent studies prove that simply forcing yourself to smile can trigger a positive mood. Talk about faking it until you make it!

  1. Be Grateful

The final and our personal favorite way to create luck is to be grateful for the good things in life.  Keep a positive, happy outlook for healthy mind. Most people are drawn to those who are positive, happy, and optimistic. One way to make sure you are grateful on a daily basis is to keep a log of the things you appreciate. Take time to compliment others on the things in which you see beauty. Your happy attitude may even prove to be contagious, making others happier too.

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