Do you believe in luck?
Personally, I’m not a big believer in luck.
I believe it is our responsibility to do whatever it takes to “become lucky”.
Generally speaking, the more action we take, the more likely we are to generate our own “luck” at some point.
For instance, the way I approached my publishing business was to release book after book until one of my books took off.
Having analyzed other successful indie others, I understood I would need to publish a few books out before I could expect to see decent sales.
Eventually, this is what happened. One book took off. Then another one. And another one.
In a sense, I got “lucky”.
In short, the best way to become “lucky” is often to take massive and continuous action until something works.
Let me share with you 5 things you can do to “manufacture” more luck in your life.
These things are:
1. Refusing to believe in luck,
2. Repeatedly thinking about what you want,
3. Broadcasting your desires to the world,
4. Taking consistent action in line with a clearly defined strategy, and
5. Learning as much as you can from the feedback you receive from reality (based on your actions).
Let’s look at each of these briefly 🙂
#1. Refusing to believe in luck
People who refuse to see luck as the determining factor for their long-term success gain immediate power over their lives.
They take 100% responsibility, realizing they can always try new things and refine their model of reality.
They understand that for things to change, they will have to change. With this mindset, they tend to achieve better results than most people.
Conversely, people who believe they need to be lucky to become successful fail to realize how much power they have to transform their lives.
They think the game is rigged and the odds are stacked against them.
In truth, there is always something you can do to improve your situation. There are always options.
Every passing second offers countless opportunities.
And because you can always think better thoughts and take different actions, you can always change your future.
#2. Repeatedly thinking about what you want
Another way to “manufacture” luck is to keep thinking about what you want over and over again.
By thinking of what you want every day, you tell your subconscious to look for ways to make your goal a reality.
As a result, your subconscious will work 24/7 to help you reach your goal.
Cool, isn’t it?
So keep thinking about what you want.
Visualize your future vividly and feel the emotions you will experience once you reach your goal.
#3. Broadcasting your desires to the world
To receive help, you must let people know exactly what you’re trying to accomplish.
Most people would be willing to help you provided they knew how.
The more specific you are, the more people will be in the position to give you sound advice or introduce you to someone who will.
#4. Taking consistent action in line with a clearly defined strategy
Another way to generate luck is to take more action in the real world.
Now the point is not to take random actions or fall for short-term tricks or gimmicks, hoping you’ll achieve some success.
The idea is to take actions that are aligned with your strategy. The more of these actions you take, the more likely you are to get lucky.
#5. Learning as much as you can from the feedback you receive from reality
The more action you take, the more feedback you will receive from reality.
By learning from feedback and adjusting your actions accordingly, you will create a better model of reality which will involve higher quality assumptions.
Armed with sound assumptions, you’ll make better decisions and achieve superior results.
In short, we can sum up the process as follows:
More action. —> More feedback. —> Better assumptions. —> Better actions. —> Better results.
Always make sure you are continuously learning from any feedback you receive.
As you do so, you’ll achieve much better results in the long term.
What about you? What practical tool(s) do you use to “generate” luck?
Let me know by commenting below 🙂
Believe in yourself. Do the right thing and you always will be in charge of your life.
This is a really helpful post! Thanks for all the tips you shared.
Hi Isabella. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 🙂
Thanks for the article. It’s varying enlightening.
Thanks your comment. Glad you found the article useful 🙂
Great article! For years I’ve carried a metal fob on my keychain inscribed with the words “Luck is Where Preparation Meets Opportunity” – I see it every time I handle my keys and it has become a semi-constant reminder to think briefly about my current goals and endeavors.
I don’t have any sound advice to share at the moment but I did come here with an open mind.. So am hoping to be able to change the way things are going for me right now. Am optimistic this time.
Thanks for your comment. Sounds good! Wish you all the best 🙂