Can You Make Yourself Luckier? Here Are Three Tricks That Help

If you’re listening right now and you win the lottery this week because of what I’m about to tell you, you owe me half.  At LEAST half.  Believe it or not, according to some psychologists, luck isn’t totally random.

And here are three things you can do to make yourself luckier . . .

1.  Act like you’re lucky.  One reason people get “lucky” is that optimists prepare better and put themselves in better situations than pessimists.  Like, someone who believes they’re lucky might get hired for a great job because their luck makes them more confident in their interview.

2.  Shake up your routine.  When you step out of your comfort zone, your senses will be sharper and more random things will happen.  That gives you more chances for unexpected luck to come your way.

3.  Have a short memory.  If something unlucky happens, the best thing you can do is . . . forget it immediately.  The scientists say the best way to have lucky things start happening again is to keep making smart bets.