Friday, May 09, 2014

The 8 Habits of Lucky People

The goal of this blog is to add some unpredictability to your Friday night dinner table. Please print and share.
Why is it that some people seem to have all the luck?

So is the lead for a new perspective on being lucky by Dr. Mark Banschick published in Psychology Today.

Banschick argues that lucky people aren't lucky, they live life in a certain way that makes them appear lucky.

Want to be lucky? Here are the 8 habits:

1. Time: Lucky people don’t say; “Not today, there’s always another opportunity.” When opportunity knocks, answer!

2. Optimism: Lucky people engage opportunities with optimism and good will.

3. Openness: Lucky people are prepared to be in awe of the world. Breathe deep. Each moment is precious.

4. Generosity: Lucky people understand that sharing often makes for more good energy and more connections.

5. Flow: Lucky people are easy-going. They are ready for the unpredictable, the opposite of obsessive compulsive.

6. Skill: Lucky people develop skills…. Said pro golfer Gary Player, “The more I practice the luckier I get.” This is the opposite of flow: this is developing good habits.

7. Flow Again: Lucky people stay easy-going, even as they buckle-down and work on skills.

8. Going Home: Lucky people discern when to declare a bust or a wash.
So here's this week's question for your table: 
Based on the above, are you lucky?

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