Some people believe so deeply in luck. Some even believe that not being lucky is a reason for not being successful.
Either way, at the end of this topic, you will get the correct answer with scientific evidence.
People have done so many things to enhance their luck or fortune for many centuries such as wearing Lucky charms and amulets. Even though Modern science and technology have illustrated the superstitiousness behind them, many of those beliefs are still with us. The common reason is those beliefs being passed down from generation to generation.
Anyhow, The psychologist Richard Wiseman has conducted research regarding luck and according to his research, how he defines “The Luck Factor” is “luck has the power to transform the improbable into the possible, to make the difference between life and death, reward and ruin, happiness and despair”.
In his study, he has explained the luck behind the chance of opportunities. According to Richard Wiseman, lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles.
- They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities
- They make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition
- They create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations
- They adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good
Furthermore, in his study, he emphasised that good luck and bad luck is based on our imagination of what might have happened, rather than what did happen. He said “The differences between the lucky and unlucky people were striking. Lucky people tend to imagine spontaneously how the bad luck they encounter could have been worse and, in doing so, they feel much better about themselves and their lives. This, in turn, helps keep their expectations about the future high, and increases the likelihood of them continuing to live a lucky life.”
This study is one of the best pieces of evidence that demonstrates Luck is not something outside of our control. Everything has a reason and if we analyse most of the “lucky coincidence”, we will be able to connect the dots that caused that.
One of the good examples is gambling. People say you need the luck to win gambling. However, there is evidence that proved the true luck behind winning gambling is the skills such as good memory, mathematical skills or good concentration.
As the conclusion of Richard Wiseman’s study, if you can change the way you look at the situations as the basic step, you will be able to harness luck within you. Worlds’ most successful people didn’t wait for their luck to make great innovations or build their empires. They made their own opportunities by considering the available facts and figures. They took every failure as another way of not doing what they were doing. That’s why Richard Wiseman Said, “Lucky people create, notice, and act upon the chances and opportunities in their lives”.