November 28, 2002.
While there are exceptions to every rule, most of the so-called lucky people take an active role in creating their own good luck. The luckiest people I have ever known didn't suddenly fall into their good fortune. Not by a long shot. In fact, most of these lucky people probably endured more heartache and heartbreak than everyone else around them combined.
These top achieving individuals kept getting up each time they were knocked down. They kept learning from the mistakes they made. They continued to improve all facets of their lives each and every day. Conditioning themselves to get lucky wasn't easy by any stretch of the imagination, but over time their efforts and perseverance started to pay off. As they continued to work smarter and discovered even better ways of doing things, more and more good fortune found its way into their lives.
The truth of the matter is their good luck and good fortune wasn't really luck at all. These people had learned how to get lucky.
The luckiest people are always those individuals that love just about everything about their lives. Being lucky and having a lot of good luck has a great deal to do with loving who you are, loving what you do and loving everything about your life. The outlook you carry around with you, whether positive or negative in nature, will in large measure determine how lucky or unlucky you ultimately become.
We can glean some healthy habits from these lucky winners, those strong individuals who habitually exhibit an optimistic, opportunistic outlook on life day in and day out. By expecting success and developing a refuse to lose attitude, we too can attract good luck and good fortune.
There is an important lesson to be learned here. When you expect good things to happen, good things will most assuredly happen to you and for you. Maybe not overnight. Maybe not all of the time. But when (not "if") you keep on plugging away, working smarter, finding new and improved ways to go about your daily tasks, good things will start happening all around you. Then before you know it, people will start calling you just plain "lucky" too.
Regardless of the kind of luck you enjoy or endure in life -- good luck, bad luck or no luck at all -- you always get to do the choosing. Winners consistently choose to make their own good luck. They have discovered that being lucky sure beats the heck out of being unlucky any day of the week.
So how about it? Are you starting to feel a little lucky yourself? When you start believing, deep down in your heart and soul that today is going to be your lucky day, you're ready to have one heck of a lucky day -- all day long.
TODAY'S MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:
Look well to this day. Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.
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