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6 Easy Ways to Be A Luckier Person

6 Easy Ways to Be A Luckier Person

Can you really make your own luck? This is a question that has always intrigued me. The closest I have come to an answer is: yes. I don’t know how far our “charts” and “stars” affect the way our fortunes turn out, but I do know that Lady Luck smiles at those who play their cards right.

Here are some things I have learned about the art of being lucky. Luckily, these are all things we can do quite easily.

Meet more people. When you open yourself up to the possibility of meeting new people, you also open yourself up to new, rich possibilities. A small example:  an out-of-job friend was fast becoming a sad loner. I coaxed him to join me for dinner at my place. One of my guests turned out to be a hotelier desperately in search of a Marketing Manager. They connected, and now my friend has a dream job. Luck, yes. But it took stepping out of his comfort zone and saying yes to a social evening.

Know that you are going to be lucky! It really works.  As a child, I was good at playing a board game called Carrom. I was, in fact, school champion. One day, a classmate challenged me to a game. She wasn’t half as good as me, but throughout the game, kept asserting that she would win. She did! It made me believe that confidence really can turn the tables!

Work smart, not hard. This will help you stay more alive and alert to the world—and opportunities—that tread softly around you. If you are stuck in a cycle of boring 9 to 5 routine, hating what you do, take time to rethink, replan.

Always dress well, even if you are going for a short stroll in the nearby park. A well groomed look shows you care about yourself, and attracts people—and good luck—to you! On flights, well-dressed people are the ones who get upgraded. At the bank, they get attended to with more care. It’s just the way the world works. To join the “Luck Club,” dress like them!

Keep a glass-half-full attitude. Pessimists famously look at the locks and bolts, while optimists breeze through the open doors and windows they can readily spot!

Do good: I think this is the most important get-lucky tip I know. Of course, you shouldn’t do good solely with the secret expectation that it will fetch you fortunate results. Just do good, because you should, and because it feels good. Leave the rest to the goodness of the Universe.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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1:55AM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Thank you :)

4:26PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

thanks for sharing!!

12:49AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

Don't know if these tips will bring luck,but positive mindset anyway. We just have to remember to be happy and enjoy the small things every day.

5:57AM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Manifest your own luck by being positive...fake it till you make it!!! It's the law of attraction...what have you got to lose???

1:13AM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

if you crossed paths with Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill and you had no idea they were ZZ Top would the author judge them as scruffies......I am highly suspect of the term ''well groomed'' reminds me of those films from the fifties that they showed us in health class in high school....was Jesus well groomed?........I am all for a happy, positive attitude. I will admit that I have found that the successful do operate on this subtle level, because I have spent decades observing the dance.....

11:36PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

Sure

12:03PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

Thanks.

6:17AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

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4:13AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

Being lucky goes with a state of mind - and that's reflected in the smiliness of the lucky person!

3:07AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

Thanks Shubhra for the positive article.

Earlier this evening I was discussing students with a friend. They walk past my home every school-day. I always delight in the ones who are quietly spoken and tidily dressed. They really show the locals up - who tend to shout, swear and dress inappropriately.
One can tell, at this stage, who will go to university and also who will hold down a better job.

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