Some people “make their own luck.” These are the fearless souls who create opportunities—or maybe they simply notice opportunities others don’t. They expect the best and are resilient enough to flip bad luck into something good.
Jan Fraser, public speaker and author of Ordinary Women ... Extraordinary Success, suggests four ways you can make your own luck:
1. Dwell on what you want. Believe that abundance is available and that it will come to you. “We need to attract what we want,” says Fraser. “Do not dwell for any length of time on negative issues, because you’ll be attracting those to yourself.”
For example, that difficult person in your life? When you resist him, you actually attract him to you. Instead, she says, decide what you do want and focus on that.
2. Turn thoughts into action. Fraser says we’re all “energy magnets,” and we choose whether to send out positive or negative energy. Are you clinging to difficulties from the past? Let them go. Move forward to put today’s ideas into motion, and focus on opportunities you may have right now.
3. Surround yourself with positive people. “Good people attract good actions,” Fraser says.
4. Remember the power of gratitude. Create a gratitude journal and write down three things you’re grateful for each day. Scientists who study happiness say that daily process can actually bring happiness into your life.
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