The loser’s guide to getting lucky
By Professor Richard Wiseman
University of Hertfordshire

This professor took ads out several newspaper advertising for lucky and unlucky people to take part in his experiment.
Here is one of his experiments:
I carried out a simple experiment to discover whether this was due to differences in their ability to spot such opportunities. I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside.
This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more than two inches high.
Anxiety
It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it.
Unlucky people are generally more tense than lucky people, and this anxiety disrupts their ability to notice the unexpected.
As a result, they miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else.
They go to parties’ intent on finding their perfect partner and so miss opportunities to make good friends.
They look through newspapers determined to find certain types of job advertisements and miss other types of jobs.
Through years of research this is what the professor concluded:
Professor Wiseman’s four top tips for becoming lucky:
* Listen to your gut instincts – they are normally right
* Be open to new experiences and breaking your normal routine
* Spend a few moments each day remembering things that went well
* Visualize yourself being lucky before an important meeting or telephone call. Luck is very often a self-fulfilling prophecy

Have you read the book “The Secret”?
It is basically the same principle, if you believe you are, or you can do something then it will happen.
The mind is a powerful thing…

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