Today is St Patricks Day and although I live in Edinburgh now, I am proud to be Irish and I genuinely do consider myself lucky.
I remember the day I discovered that luck isn’t chance or magic. There’s a science behind it. I love psychology and there is a fabulous book written by Richard Wiseman called The Luck Factor. Buy it - it will change your life!
Richard studied ‘very lucky people’ to find out what they have in common.
They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunitiesHe discovered that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles.
- They make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition
- They expect good fortune
- They see the bright side of bad luck
These are all learned skills. In a hospital, you don’t have ‘lucky’ and ‘unlucky’ newborn babies.
Lucky people train themselves to expect to be lucky. Unlucky people expect just the opposite.
So, harness a bit of the luck of the Irish, buy Richard’s book and dare to think positive — I promise it will snowball into even more positivity and success.
Anyone can lead a lucky life - Irish or not :)