Lucky and unlucky

In the workplace

  Why are some people lucky, and some people are hapless?

  10 years ago, I began to study luck. I want to find out why some people can always do the right thing at the right time and in the right place. I posted an advertisement in the mainstream media in my country, asking people who think they are lucky or unlucky to contact me. Hundreds of men and women are willing to join my research. In the next few days, I will monitor their lives and ask them to participate in some experiments. The results of the study show that although these people do not know what luck comes from, their ideas and behaviors determine everything. Lucky people are very good at grasping opportunities, and unfortunate people always ignore opportunities.

  I did a small test. I gave these people a newspaper and asked them to look through it carefully and then tell me how many pictures were there. I secretly added a piece of paper to the inner page, which read: “If you tell me that you see this picture, I will reward you for $50.”

  The paper is half the size of the layout, and the printed font is very conspicuous. But unfortunate people can easily ignore it, and lucky people find this news at a glance. Anxiety limits the eyes of the unfortunate, leaving them with no extra attention. As a result, they are too focused on finding images and losing the chance to get rewards. In daily life, when they attend a party, they often miss the opportunity to make friends with the purpose of finding an object. They look for specific jobs in the newspaper’s advertising bar and miss out on other different types of job opportunities. But the lucky ones are very relaxed and open. Their vision of looking at the problem is relatively broad. They will take into account the primary and secondary information, so that they have found unexpected opportunities.

  My research has finally shown that good luck requires four principles: good at creating and discovering opportunities, making decisions intuitively, actively planning, and maintaining a resilient attitude of disobedience.

  In order to verify my research, I asked a group of volunteers to practice their behavior in accordance with these four principles. After one month, 80% of people became happier and more satisfied with life. Feel more fortunate. So, I identified these four elusive “lucky factors.”

  Listen to your inner voice, they are usually very correct.

  Accept new things and break the rules.

  Spend some time each day to relish the good things.

  Imagine a lucky scene before taking part in important events.

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