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HindustanTimes Sun,24 Aug 2014
Be lucky by choice
MN Kundu
February 12, 2013
First Published: 23:32 IST(12/2/2013)
Last Updated: 23:35 IST(12/2/2013)

Some people appear to be evidently lucky, as if fortune specially favours them to make them satisfied and happy. But some others are trapped in the 'web of bad luck'.

They face repeated failures, resulting in misfortune and sadness. We usually ascribe the luck factor to the governing stars or the law of karma. Can we really do anything to improve our luck?

Professor Wiseman spent over a decade studying people's attitude to luck and how they affect reality. His revolutionary study of luck and 'unluck' factors resulted in his bestselling book, The Luck Factor which has transformed lives of many.

The difference between lucky and unlucky people is striking. Lucky people tend to imagine spontaneously even amidst severe misfortune. They keep their expectations quite high and continue to live in happiness merely by thinking and behaving like a lucky person. It may sound incredible but it is true.

The unlucky people are usually pessimistic and always sad. They attract negative situations and misfortunes with constant sadness, doubt and fear of failure.

Wiseman identified four basic principles that lucky persons knowingly or unknowingly followed. He explained these principles to the volunteers associated with his research picked from different age groups and advised them to follow the principles for a month.

The result was dramatic. Unlucky people started attracting fortune and became really happy with firm belief system and corresponding behaviour.

The tips are fairly simple. Listen to your instincts or gut feelings before taking any decision. They are usually right. Be open to new experiences and break the normal routine. Spend some time every day to remember what went well.

Count the blessings and thank God. Positive attitude gives us energy and vigour.


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