Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Get Lucky!

four leaf clover

With St. Patty's Day approaching, our minds fill with leprechauns, pots of gold, shamrocks, and everything green. We also think about the luck of the Irish.

But luck is not reserved only for the Irish.

Luck is available to everyone. It is an abundance mindset. And it's waiting to be claimed by you.

Can people really enhance the amount of luck they encounter in life?

Of course. It begins with attitude.

How do you define luck? Is it something that is out of your control? Do you expect something or someone to magically appear from the heavens to instantly improve your life?

Luck is not a passive thing; it's something we create for ourselves. Sitting around waiting for luck to happen to you instead of creating it can generate negativity and resentment, forcing you to see other people's good fortune as the result of luck rather than good choices. Change your thinking on this! See luck as an emotion. Just as you can decide to be happy, you can decide to be lucky. Rather than waiting for changes to happen, take action to bring about a more positive change. Expect luck. When you have a mindset that expects luck to happen, you will begin to attract luck, and this creates a sense of self-fulfilling prophecy.

Take advantage of opportunities. A lucky mindset attracts and maximizes opportunities. If you're too busy waiting for things to be perfect, you're going to be waiting a very long time. Recognize opportunities when they arise. When you embrace these opportunities, you improve your chances of having more fortuitous opportunities come your way.

Be open to change. When things seem less than ideal, look for the positives. Do what you can to turn them around. Making changes, even small ones, will keep you receptive to opportunities and luck that presents itself. Embrace these changes as "wins." Enjoying these "wins" will keep you positive, motivated, and happy.

Surround yourself with "lucky" items. Every culture has items that are considered "lucky." Four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, the number seven, and dreamcatchers are often used as symbols of good luck. Surrounding yourself with lucky totems is a common way of keeping yourself feeling prosperous.

Listen to your intuition. Your intuition is the tuning fork of truth. When something feels right or wrong, your intuition will let you know which direction to take. Trust it. You can boost this ability through meditation and quiet time.

Luck, like happiness, is not some elusive state reserved for certain individuals. It's yours to have. When you tune your mind into luck (abundance), that luck will begin to flow.

If you think you are lucky, then you are. If you think you are not, then you're not. It's up to you.


  1. Hello Penny!

    I love this definition of luck - when preparation meets opportunity. As a writer, I will hone my craft (prepare) and be open to the possibilities of the best places for my articles to appear. When I got the gig with Huffington Post, I wasn't lucky. I was paying attention to my twitter feed - they were looking for stories and I pitched them via a tweet. Preparation met the opportunity! ;-)

    1. That is a great definition, Peggy! We are surrounded by a plethora of opportunities every day. It's up to us to act on them. Kudos to you for the opportunity to write for Huff Po. Keep up the great work!