Here’s what recent research proves about how to attract good luck:
- Maximize Opportunities: Keep trying new things and always keep trying.
- Listen To intuitions: Especially if it concerns an area where you have some experience, trust your hunches.
- Expect Good Luck: Be an optimist. A little delusion can be healthy.
- Turn Bad Luck Into Good Luck: Focus on the good in everything. Don’t dwell on misfortune. Look at the big picture.
You don’t want to give in to delusion, but give your chance for luckiness every chance for success. There are other benefits in a lucky feeling. A little delusion can improve relationships.
People with positive illusions about their significant other are more satisfied, score higher on love and trust and have fewer problems. In fact, believing in luck actually makes you more fun.
People who feel they are lucky are more charismatic. It feels good to be around them.They value affirmations.
Optimism gives lucky people more resilience. When you think things will work out, you persevere. And when you’re resilient, you give possibilities more time to work out in your favor.
A number of studies have shown that being a little deluded does bring benefits:
- Superstitions can be performance enhancing.
- Wishing someone luck makes them do better.
- Irrational overconfidence increases productivity and improves teamwork.
- “Self-deception has been associated with stress reduction, a positive self-bias, and increased pain tolerance, all of which could enhance motivation and performance during competitive tasks.”
The world can be hard. Sometimes life feels random. But research shows feeling you have some control — even if you don’t — is powerful.
Lucky people see the positive side of their misfortune.
Lucky people are convinced that any bad luck in their lives will, in the long run, work out for the best.
Lucky people do not dwell on their ill fortune.
Lucky people take constructive steps to prevent more bad luck in the future.