This is Series 4 of my "How to become lucky Series". You can read Series 1 here and Series 2 here
and Series 3 here. As always, I’d like
to show you the fourth and final action that so called “lucky people” take in
order to create a context in their life that attracts opportunities. And
I’m gonna describe them as prescriptions for your own life.
Be Willing to Take Risks
There is an elegant relation between “luck” and the wiliness to take
risks. When you fear risk, novelty, uncertainty, this creates
psychological blindness to most opportunities that present themselves to
you. Your mind blocks you from seeing them, oftentimes even worse than
when you don’t have clear goals, because there is some danger involved.
So opportunities pass by you, while other people who are willing to take
risks grab them. And when you see them doing this and bettering their
life, it appears as if they had a chance you didn’t. But it’s not true.
You had the same chance; you just didn’t see it because of fear.
Fear of taking risks is very common. But it works against you, which is
why it’s important to overcome it. And the best way I know to do this is
by gradually taking more risks, even if you’re afraid. This builds
trust in your ability to handle risks and get things done, which makes
you more willing to take risks in the future. So stop avoiding risks and
start taking them.
When you understand at a deep level the underlying principles behind
attracting opportunities, luck seems like a silly notion. You start to
see that all people are lucky, that chance does not care and in the
long-run it doesn’t favor some people over other.
Then you are free to take charge of your own destiny and take it in any
direction you want. It’s a power within you, but you have to step away
from rationalizations and making excuses in order to access this power.
Good luck guys.