Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Joy Luck

In my study this morning I came across a link on Oprah.com to an article about how to get lucky. What I learned was actually very exciting to me. Exciting enough to share.

Luck is usually defined as an unpredictable phenomenon that leads to good or bad outcomes. But after years of experiments, Richard Wiseman, a psychology professor at the University of Hertfordshire in England ,disagrees. "Luck is not a magical ability or a gift from the gods, instead, it is a way of thinking and behaving." He insists that we have far more control over the element—and outcome—of chance in our lives than we realize. In fact, he argues that only 10 percent of life is truly random. The remaining 90 percent is "actually defined by the way you think."

"Lucky people create, notice, and act upon the chance opportunities in their lives, If luck means being in the right place at the right time, being in the right place at the right time is actually all about being in the right state of mind." Richard Wiseman

His number one tip for improving your life and influencing your own destiny? SMILE.

If this concept intrigues you click here.

I am really excited about this information. I plan to start a one month experiment today to see what I find out for myself about luck being a prepared state of mind.
As I said yesterday, I have recently been trying to see myself more accurately Through the use of EFT (click here to learn more) I have discovered that I generally believe that if anything can go wrong it will. I have been aware of this for several months and while I now see how that shows up in my life, and I have worked on it a little bit, I have not really taken any truly focused steps to alter this way of believing.

So the purposeful journey of becoming fortunate begins for me. I'll let you know how my experiment goes. Just a hint though as to how timely this reading has been for me:

Ultimately, Wiseman believes, the bigger your circle of acquaintances, the more opportunities you have. A typical person knows about 300 people on a first-name basis. So if you go to a party and meet someone new, he explains, you're "only two handshakes away from 300 times 300 people; that's 90,000 new possibilities for a new opportunity, just by saying hello." By the same logic, if you meet 50 new people at a conference, you're just a couple of introductions away from 4.5 million opportunities to change your life.

I leave tomorrow for a conference with 75 participants!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I'm loving your posts - they are giving me lots to think about. Have a great time at your conference...can't wait to hear what you learned!