Feeling lucky? While sometimes luck truly is luck, there is new evidence to suggest that we can create our own luck sometimes. Psychologist Richard Wiseman conducted a study using people who would self-describe themselves as lucky or unlucky. His findings?
“Unlucky people miss chance 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 the newspaper determined to find certain job advertisements and, as a result, miss other types of jobs. Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there, rather than just what they are looking for.”
Interesting conclusion. If this is true, I can see why I am lucky sometimes and not others. I can get very narrowly focused at times, while other times I really am open to everything. So I guess it’s true that luck comes and goes.