Some describe Luck as having something to do with gambling, some say Luck is something we have little control over and others say Lucky people are born with Luck.
My favourite definition of Luck is Labour Under Correct Knowledge, implying that Luck, is the result of persistence in the right direction, and actually something within our control.
As Arnold Palmer the legendary golfer said, “The more I practice, the luckier I get” so it seems that Luck is something that we can actually influence on a very powerful and controllable level.
I have found that there are two strategies we have to focus on to create more luck, leading to even more success in our lives:
Strategy 1: Creating Opportunities
It doesn’t matter what results or shifts you want in your life, if you don’t ‘stack the deck in your favour’ and create opportunities or open doors, then you will always be stuck or plateau within your current circumstances.
Strategy 2: Taking and Seizing opportunities
When opportunity comes knocking, how ready and prepared are you really to seize the opportunity at hand? Now before you say …duh, of course…I am talking about challenging your comfort zone, facing your fears, pushing yourself regularly in to the unknown and also working on your biggest internal and external challenges.
We all want the results but how many of us are really ready to put in the miles, the distance or lift those weights?
At the end of the day, you can create all the opportunities in the world, but if you don’t take action, you will always be unlucky.
1. So how you can start creating more opportunities?
Whether you want to take your health to the next level, improve your financial circumstance or have more energy, what actions can you take to create more success and breakthroughs in these areas?
2. Secondly, where are you not seizing opportunities or taking actions that you know you are capable of taking?
As Michael Jordan said, “You miss all the shots you don’t take” so where are you not taking the shots you are capable of?
Reflection Point: Make a list of all the actions you could take/haven’t taken as of yet, and then if you are ready to play, put a date/time next to each action to commit to achieving it by then.
Start telling yourself “I am Lucky” every day, because one study also found that people who believed they were lucky, tend to create more if it. After all, why wouldn’t you be lucky, especially if you are committed to creating and taking life changing opportunities!
I hope this post has really inspired you to go out there, and create your own LUCK!
If there is anything I can do to serve or support you, feel free to reach out to me by commenting below, or direct messaging me.
Until next time, Live Empowered!
Your Friend and Coach,