‘Lucky Is as Lucky Does’ what a great saying and what does it mean? What is Luck?
Is luck a big factor in the outcomes you achieve?
What is luck? Luck can be seen as the events or circumstances that operate for or against you. I hear people muttering about bad luck and I hear people saying that it happened by good luck especially when the event seemed to appear out of nowhere
A definition of luck from a dictionary, ‘the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own …’ and then it leaves it to your imagination to fill in the dots & one word I will use is; endeavours, it implies you have nothing to do with it either way
- For many people Luck is thought to happen by chance; it’s not thought to be something you can plan for or obtain by intention.
- Some say luck is decided by our fates, by karma or that the individual was born under a lucky star.
Some people’s lives appear to be filled with joy, with abundance, they are full of vitality, they have successful careers or business, and loving relationships. Please before you start comparing yourself reread the word appears to be
Wikipedia says: Luck is the phenomenon and belief that defines the experience of notably positive, negative, or improbable events. The naturalistic interpretation is that positive and negative events may happen
Now here is a thing, that word improbable if you truly believe luck is improbable then it will be for, in reality, what we believe comes true! We are our own self-fulfilling prophecy
We can all improve our luck for sure. Luck is the product of our own intentional focus combined with belief, thought and action. Paying attention to our intentions with congruent thoughts and actions will provide us with good fortune.
Believe that by changing your intention and paying attention to your intention you can increase the amount of luck you experience in all areas of life.
This is an 11-step thought process for you to think about and magic into reality
- Expect the Best
Create your own self-fulfilling prophecy. You do get what you expect, and lucky people expect the best. They are certain that their future is going to be full of good fortune and they are not afraid to ask for it and work for it
- Be Curious
The more curious you are, possibilities will open and the “luckier” you will become. Open your eyes, look around, and ask questions. Curiosity will lead you down roads that you might not otherwise have travelled. You just never know who or what you may bump into and what you may learn
- Create Opportunity
Be in the right place at the right time and be the right person, opportunity will present itself. Assume nothing always ask and dig for what you want, where you want to be, or for something you need and want.
Ask and you shall receive – well maybe not always in the way you may desire, or in your initial time frame BUT if you do not ask then nobody knows
Keep your ears and eyes open & do not instantly think ‘no’ ‘I’m not good enough’ ‘I can’t’ are you getting the picture?
- Ask for What You Want
It’s no accident that those who are lucky and get what they want, actually ask for it.
Trust your instinct and make requests assertively. What’s the worst that can happen? They may say no, at least they know and the ‘no’ maybe a no for now not forever. It’s acceptable to repeat your request later.
- Hear Your Intuition
Learn to trust your intuition and pay close attention to your gut feelings. Do not dismiss it as nonsense and ‘woo woo’ it is a true phenomenon we all have and few access. Clear your mind from the million thoughts that are probably flying around and seek peace and calm to learn how. Once learnt it will always be with you as a skill and a sense
- Grow your Comfort Zone
Two of the best ways to “be lucky” are to be willing to take calculated risks and to embrace unexpected opportunities. Try new things. Go new places. Don’t just do the things for which you know the eventual outcome. Stretch yourself. Go outside your comfort zone and face your fears and do not let them stop you
- Create a Vision
When you have a dream, and you know what you want luck knows what to delver to you. Simple, and in reality, it does take time to know, to truly know, and start now if you haven’t already. It can always be increased and grown later – luck comes in all shapes and sizes
- Create a Plan
You must have a plan on how you are going to achieve your vision and yes of course luck likes a plan as it knows where to show up and you know where to be for it to find you. There is of course a lot more to a plan than stated here and you can find that in my first book on Amazon Setting Goals – The Practical How to Guide
- First Step First
Success does not happen overnight. In truth, it takes work to move forward, and it can sometimes feel overwhelming. The best and most effective way to accomplish what you want, to stay open to the lucky forces of the universe, is to take your dreams one step at a time.
The first step may be the hardest and it will compound when you take the next and the next and the next and along the way celebrate your luck to be on the journey
See yourself as a lucky person, someone who simply gets what they want. Visualize that your soul’s windows are open, fresh air is pouring in, and with it the positive energy of the universe. See yourself in detail. Experience the feelings of a “lucky” person. Take in every detail.
- Surround Yourself with Lucky People
Lucky is as Lucky does. Interact with people who you think are lucky and work out what they do
- Read or Listen
Read the stories or listen to the podcasts or audible of those you class as lucky there will be clues for you to pick up
I have come to realise that Luck favours those who go out there, work for it and expect it. It seems lucky people ‘expect’ to be lucky. My belief is that it is a matter of mindflow, and expectation, rather than chance and the fact that unlucky people tend to write themselves off and lucky people keep on going.
Reflecting on readings about luck and linking to other knowledge I have and knowing that we live in a vibratory universe, we are energy and operate within a vibrational field my core belief is that Luck is fundamentally a frequency that exists within us that we can turn on when we learn how.
It is activated when we remove our obstacles to receiving not only from the universe, which may be a step too far for some. Let’s start with the practical things you can do. Ask for what you want, share, and help others, build your karmic points, create the vision and start telling others (& yourself) about it, change your language to the positive and niggle out those negative thoughts, surround yourself with positive and engaging people, learn the skills you need, get out of your own way
I am privy to Luck, it isn’t generally a passive happening and I see Luck happening for others. Miracles can and do happen, part of what helps Luck to appear is to show gratitude and appreciation, to have expectations, and a sense of self-worth and self-esteem plus operating at a higher level of energy and joy. These are just some of the conditions for attracting Luck into your life.
Just think about the opposite of the last paragraph if you are ungrateful, show no appreciation, have no expectations, no self-worth or self-esteem and are operating at a low level of energy and are miserable – would you, if you were luck, visit?
I certainly wouldn’t!
An acronym for you to work with:
L – language, how you speak to yourself and others
U – unique, you are do not compare your luck to others it will not be the same
C – connection, the more connected you are to self and others the luckier you will be
K – knowledge, becomes wisdom when put into action
Y – yin & yang, everything in balance through interconnected forces