Use These 26 Ways to Create Your Own Luck

The influence luck plays on our success is hugely controversial, but it shouldn't be. While I believe that luck exists, it also has much less to do with our level of success than we think it does.

People who always “get lucky” aren't just getting lucky. Their decisions put them in a position to succeed. This is also true of people who seem to escape “good luck.”

I believe lucky people create their own luck, and here are 26 ways to do that.

Yes, luck exists. But, I believe it has less of an impact on our lives than our decisions — the choices we make and the habits we build influence our lives in almost every way.

Stop Believing Luck is the Only Way

Doers achieve while “thinkers” are stuck watching from the sidelines. Get yourself out there and try. Make mistakes. Try again. We learn by doing, not sitting still or waiting for the perfect time. The ideal time may never come.

Start Moving!

The more opportunities that we say yes to, the more exposure we get to new things and new people. Once I started saying “yes,” my world changed almost instantly.

Say “Yes” to 99% of Opportunities

The news is built around negativity. And, it's been proven to distort your thinking of the world around us. I used to be glued to the 24-hour news cycle and was always anxious and stressed. But, once I fixed that bad habit, I became happier and more content with my life.

Ignore the 24-Hour News Cycle

Always make an effort to keep up with your network of professionals because you never know when you're going to need them. This week, make it a goal to reach out to two people who are in the position you want to be in and buy them lunch.

Have Lunch With Two People You Aspire to be Like

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