A 30-Day Challenge: The Art of Luck

T here is a Persian saying that goes, “Go and wake up your luck.” It seems that some people are just born lucky. We all know them… those people who lead charmed lives that luck seems to favor.

So, what is it about those lucky ones that makes them so lucky? Coleman Cox, a writer in the 1920s, once noted that he was a “great believer” in luck and that, “The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have.”

There is a whole science to luck. Some believe in it, others don’t. Many would call it chance, or an accident. However, it’s proven time and again that luck is more than just fate playing favoritism for an elite few. We really do have a say in how lucky we are. Much of it depends on our attitude, our personal perseverance, our level of commitment, and our own willingness to make things happen. In the words of Edna Mode (“The Incredibles,”) “Luck favors the prepared!”

Here’s a 30-day challenge for you: learn the art of luck. It’s March, when the luck of the Irish favors everyone. Roll up your sleeves and create your own luck. Consider these ideas to help increase your chances:

  • Listen to your instincts. Sometimes, we just need to stop debating the pros and cons, and go with what our gut tells us!
  • Positive thinking has been proven time and again as a powerful tool for getting what we want.
  • Be open-minded to possibilities.
  • Take risks and go outside of your comfort zone.
  • Believe that anything is possible.
  • Don’t give up.
  • Stay motivated and focused.
  • Work hard!
  • Take a hard look at your habits and see if you’re getting in your own way, keeping luck and opportunity at bay!
  • Be proactive.
  • Be prepared.
  • Smile and greet each day like an opportunity.

Developing luck is entirely possible! It’s easy to blame a lack of luck on other circumstances, but it’s been proven repeatedly that luck can be made. Every day brings another 24 hours and another opportunity to create our own personal luck. We don’t need four leaf clovers or a rabbit’s foot! A great attitude will go along way. This March, take some time to make your own luck. Embrace the possibilities!