Are you lucky? Is there a science to luck or is it a spiritual blessing or divine grace? I am one of those right brain people whose pendulum swings way to the right when given a choice to rely on science or spirit. I tend to look first towards spirituality to explain or guide me with work, relationships, and setting goals. I also look for the spiritual lesson when I encounter adversity. So, looking for a scientific explanation of why things are is not my first line of defense. But, I’m consistently learning that science compliments spirituality and explains things logically. With spirituality, I don’t have to know why; I just know what is. But, science explains the why and I am even more confirmed. For example, I know from experience that prayer and meditation work. Science attempts to explain why. But, I’m learning that it is not an either/or choice. Both are valuable and both play a role.
4 Steps to Create Your Own Luck
Many people would consider me lucky. I am if the definition is: “Luck is where opportunity meets preparedness.” Yes I am lucky but I feel that my attitude and faith create my luck. Richard Wiseman studies luck and has actually come up with a prescription for how it’s done. You’ll want to read his insightful article, Be Lucky- it’s an easy skill to learn. He writes, “My research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles.They are:
- Skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities,
- Make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition,
- Create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and
- Adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.”
After graduating from his luck school, 80% of his students were luckier. Scientific or spiritual luck? Perhaps you don’t have to choose and can have both! I’m going to make sure I apply the principles above and for luck, I’m going to continue to pray. There you have it. Feeling luckier?