“Well do you, punk?” OK, that quote about luck from the “Dirty Harry” movie, isn’t helpful in learning how to be more lucky. But this research is:
“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.
Unlucky people often fail to follow their intuition when making a choice, whereas lucky people tend to respect hunches. Unlucky people tend to be creatures of routine. They tend to take the same route to and from work and talk to the same types of people at parties. In contrast, many lucky people try to introduce variety into their lives. Lucky people tend to see the positive side of their ill fortune. They imagine how things could have been worse.”