It’s a New Year and I’d like to add a little extra ‘luck’ into my life. What about you?

Richard Wiseman, a leading Professor of Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire in England, used his understanding of psychology, magic and statistics to work out what makes some people appear lucky.

He uncovered four principles which you can find in his book The Luck Factor. If you would like to get a copy of his book, you can do so by clicking on the picture below.

Principle 1: Maximize your chance opportunities

Lucky people create and act on chance opportunities in their life.

They do this by building a “network of luck”, which they look to grow.

They tend to have a relaxed attitude towards life and be open to new experiences.

Principle 2: Listen to your lucky hunches

Lucky people make successful decisions by using their intuition and gut feelings.

They take steps to increase their intuition as well as listening to their gut feelings and hunches.

Principle 3: Expect good fortune

Lucky people’s expectations about the future makes it easier for them to fulfil their ambitions and dreams.

They try to achieve their goals, even if their chances of success seem slim.

They persevere in the face of failure.

They expect their interactions with others to be successful.

And they expect their good fortune to continue.

Principle 4: Turn your bad luck into good

Lucky people turn bad luck into good fortune by seeing the positive side: every cloud has a silver lining.

They don’t dwell on their ill fortune.

They also take constructive steps to prevent bad luck in the future.

They are convinced that ill fortune in their life will, in the long run, work out for the best.

Luck… and you!

Do you use Prof. Wiseman’s principles? If not, why don’t you try doing so now?

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