In How to Attract Good Luck: Four Secrets Backed by Research, Eric Barker covers the findings of psychologist Richard Wiseman on bad luck, good luck, and whether we have any control over any of it. Some of the findings may surprise you, no matter where you are along the spectrum between the cold, hard, and empirical and the warm, fuzzy, and woo-woo.
A few takeaway bits:
Some people do tend to be luckier than others, but we *can* change our luck. And believing that is a critical component of “being lucky.” Other components include these:
- Taking chances and trying new things.
- Acting on our intuition (at least in areas where we have some experience).
- Accepting that optimism does sometimes involve a bit of illusion and being ok with that.
What does that mean?
Well, among other things, it means there’s power in…
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