While hearing about people going to extremes to bring good luck sounds amusing at first, there is no denying that we are fascinated by the prospect of enhancing our lives in this way. Superstitious beliefs, for instance, tend to provide strategies to avoid bad luck, such as not opening an umbrella indoors or crossing paths with black cats. The fact is we are fascinated by luck. We want it and will do what it takes to have it! I tend to believe that we are creators and do, indeed, have some say in what happens in our lives. But try to think of it in terms of taking quality action steps and making good decisions. Here are some ways we can bring in some real “good luck”!
Be Grateful Even in Troubled Times
Let’s be honest; bad things happen, and they happen to everyone. This is despite having money, a great family, beauty, a killer career, or fame. None of us are immune to misfortune and pain. However, understand that a problem or challenging situation doesn’t have to be the end of your world and your success. A problem is only a piece of the larger puzzle that needs to be put into place. Having an attitude of gratitude even in troubled times is a perfect way to bring in some real “good luck”.
For instance, if you find yourself out of work, consider that you have an opportunity to grow and welcome change. The truth is that we have to take responsibility for our lives and what happens. In this case, what if knowing the unemployment laws in your area could help you get back on your feet? Unhappiness results in the way you respond to a challenging situation. If you choose despair and anxiety over tactical problem-solving, you’re likely to experience a self-inflicted “run of bad luck.”
Change Your Perspective
Have you ever considered that your problem isn’t a problem? A negative attitude can lead to a poor mental state, which actually can create more unwanted problems. As a result of stinkin’ thinkin’, we are more likely to stick to bad habits and perpetuate pain and negativity. Changing the way we think about life and its events can dramatically boost self-esteem, joy, and real change that can seem like a whole lot of “good luck”.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Unfortunately, whenever we compare ourselves and our situation to the people around us, we can create a sense of dissatisfaction and despair. The first rule of accepting the most troubling times and finding a way out is to stop comparing your worst with everybody’s best. Remember, no one is in competition with anyone else unless you put yourself in an actual competition. Instead, look at how far you’ve come in a particular area of your life. Give yourself credit for even small achievements and met goals. The momentum we create by staying positive generates more positive results than any good luck charm ever will.