Here is a Article I found online and I forgot where I found it lol anyway it went into my Peaches Pick's for Michigan July in People's Corner. I would like to share it with you :-) Yes It has to do with Luck!
Some people seem to have all the luck. They walk down the street and find money on the ground. They sit next to a guy on a plane who owns a dynamic company -- and needs someone with just their qualifications.
Others aren't so fortunate. When they buy a blue-chip stock, the company's earnings take a nosedive. They get a new job -- at a firm that folds a few days later.
Born winners? Born losers? Don't you believe it. In fact, a surprising amount of what we call "luck" is actually the result of our own actions. Luck is really a series of skills that anyone can develop.
In interviews with hundreds of people, I have found that the lucky ones...
*Create chance opportunities.
*Follow their hunches.
*Expect good fortune.
*Turn bad luck into good.
By and large, they aren't aware that they're doing anything differently than other people. Somehow, they've gotten into the right habits and developed the right attitudes. What if you were to follow their example?
In a series of experiments I conducted over two years, more than 80 people went to "luck school," where they were taught the four principles of luck. At enrollment, half of them described themselves as unlucky... 10% as lucky... and 40% as neither. One month later, 80% said their luck had improved. The unlucky had become lucky, and the lucky grew luckier.
CREATE CHANCE OPPORTUNITIES
Lucky people's lives are full of fortunate occurrences. They find valuable paintings at yard sales or meet the loves of their lives at parties.
It seems like fate, but, in fact, lucky people use specific techniques to maximize the role that chance plays. It is as important to be in the right frame of mind as in the right place at the right time. Things you can do...
Spend more time with friends, and chat with strangers. Smile at people you don't know, and show by your body language that you're approachable. Keep in touch with those you meet. You never know which encounter will lead to a great idea or valuable contact.
Example: Samantha, a secretary, dreamed of a career in the film world. During a downpour, she shared a cab with another drenched pedestrian, and soon they were involved in an animated conversation. When Samantha learned that the man was an executive at a film company, she confided her ambitions. He gave her name to the personnel director of his company.
Six months later, Samantha had a new job. She still was a secretary, but for an executive at the studio. Five years after that, she was a successful film acquisitions executive in Los Angeles.
Develop a more relaxed attitude toward life. When you're in a rush or under stress, it blinds you to opportunities. When you're hurrying down the street, you probably won't notice that $100 bill.
Be open to new experiences. Experiment with different routes to work. Go to different restaurants. We observe better in unfamiliar situations and are more likely to see hidden advantages.
Example: John, who lives in New York City, decided to walk downtown instead of taking the bus as he usually did. He noticed in a junk shop window an unusual antique camera that was perfect for his collection.
FOLLOW YOUR HUNCHES
The conscious mind isn't good at detecting meaningful patterns in behavior, speech and body language. The unconscious compares the present against past experiences and finds similarities -- generating strong feelings that a decision is wise or unwise... that someone is or isn't trustworthy.
Lucky people are likely to act on these hunches. They heed inner alarm bells and go-ahead signals in business, finance and relationships.
Listen to your inner voice. Clear your mind with meditation, or simply sit in a quiet place.
Of course, you need to use judgment. Ask yourself whether this really is a situation in which past experience is guiding you. For example, subtle gestures or facial expressions can give you hints into a new acquaintance's character by reminding you of people you have known in the past. However, a hunch that 6392 is a winning lottery number probably is meaningless.
EXPECT GOOD FORTUNE
Lucky people assume that things will turn out well for them, in situations that are both within and outside their control.
Good fortune is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you expect to do well, you're more likely to start new projects. Low expectations make you ready to give up before you begin. A positive attitude gives you drive in the face of setbacks -- you persevere and get the most from any situation. In addition, it has a strong influence on others. Nothing is more persuasive than confidence.
Example: Gary was in his 60s when he decided to go to law school. Friends and relatives tried to dissuade him. They argued that law school was expensive and he would be unlikely to get a job when he graduated. Gary went to school anyway and ended up working at a prestigious Chicago law firm, specializing in age-discrimination issues.
You can raise your expectations by visualizing good fortune. When faced with an important opportunity, such as a job interview, sit quietly, close your eyes and imagine yourself in the situation. Think about the surroundings... the people likely to be there... the sights and sounds you'll encounter.
Imagine yourself lucky, fielding the interviewer's questions with assurance and conviction. Focus on how it will feel to achieve your goals.
I also recommend keeping a "luck journal," in which you write down positive events and lucky breaks to remind yourself of just how fortunate you are. Try to do this every day.
TURN BAD LUCK INTO GOOD
Things happen over which we have no control -- accidents, illness, unfair treatment at work -- but we can control how we respond.
Lucky people see the positive side of their bad luck. Rather than moaning, "Why does it always happen to me?" they consider how much worse things could have been. Instead of dwelling on ill fortune, they're convinced that, in the long run, things will work out for the best.
As a result, lucky people are more resilient. They take constructive steps to prevent more bad luck in the future. When misfortune blocks a path to their goals, they explore other ways of solving problems.
When something bad happens, think of how it could have been worse. Example: Your car may have been totaled, but you weren't hurt.
Ask yourself if a misfortune really matters. Will a lost promotion affect your health or relationships? Compare yourself to those who truly are less fortunate. Your bad luck will seem trivial.
Example: In one experiment, participants were told to imagine that they had slipped on the stairs and sprained an ankle. Self-described "unlucky" people called this a real misfortune, while those who considered themselves lucky said, "Whew... I could have broken my neck!"
If you're superstitious, make it work for you. Broken mirrors, black cats and the like really don't influence chance events. While unlucky people dwell on ill omens and become anxious, lucky ones use these charms to boost their confidence.
Thanks For Taking The Time To Read This :-)
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