You Make Your Own Luck

Luck does not find you. You make it.

It is not a random or mysterious force that favors some people over others. It is the result of your attitude, your choices, and your actions.   It is the opportunity that you create for yourself by making your intentions known (like setting a goal) and staying open-minded to the possibilities and learning from everything around you.  Luck is the positive outcome that you attract by being optimistic, grateful, and resilient. It is not something that happens to you. It is something that you make happen.

Here are some tips on how to make your own luck:

  1. Make your intentions known.  Don’t wait for luck to find you.  State your intentions and go look for it by stay open-minded. You can create your own opportunities by being aware of your circumstances and surroundings.
  2. Believe in a goal. Write down your goal and make a plan to achieve it. Break it down into small steps, set deadlines for yourself and celebrate successes.  When you believe in something you are more willing to be creative and open to thinking outside the box to achieve.
  3. Tap into your energy. Positive energy and positive attitude outlook can help you overcome challenges and attract positive outcomes. Be optimistic, grateful, and resilient. Focus on the good change you want in your life while learning from the bad ones.
  4. Be social. Surround yourself with others that inspire you.  Talk to new people and expand your network. Introduce your friends to new acquaintances. You never know who might have a valuable connection, advice, or opportunity for you.
  5. Learn from failures. Don’t let failures discourage you, but use them as feedback and learning opportunities. Analyze what went wrong and how you can improve next time. Failures are not the end of your luck, but the beginning of your growth.

These are some of the ways you can make your own luck. Remember, luck is not a mysterious superpower, but a result of your attitude, choices, and action. You have the power to make your life luckier by following these tips.

5-Minute Cup Filler

BECOME AWARE:  Name one area of your life you would like “more luck” in. How is this impacting you? How could it impact you if you made the luck?

BE GRATEFUL: Rephrase your observations into the choice you can be grateful for.  What is the “better version of you” you choose instead?

I am grateful for __(insert what you became aware of)___ because it gives me a chance to __(insert what you will do differently)___ .

EXAMPLE:  I am grateful for __wanting a better career___ because it gives me a chance to __be open to circumstances of people who could help me find one_ .

TAKE ACTION: What is one choice (when you become aware again) you can make to improve the outcome?
Name an additional action you choose to take throughout the day to reinforce.

Jen Weis

The publisher of Morning Cup.