I ran across an article in Women’s Health magazine, Be Happy: How to Make Your Own Luck. The article discusses how we are all able to make our own luck which is determined by our attitude in life and lucky people keep their eyes open for lucky situations. The main part of this article that I found interesting was that
People who consider themselves lucky tend to take more chances, strike up more conversations with strangers, and follow more job leads.
From the research in the article, it seems as if people who consider themselves lucky tend to be risk-takers.
Risk-taker types learn to tune out all the negativity. Follow their lead by listening to your gut and refusing to retreat (even if you have a few doubts). Instead, ask yourself this: What’s the worse that can happen if I try this and fail?
I find myself convincing myself with this line everyday. When getting up the courage to just make a phone call or send an email or introduce myself at an event for fear of sounding stupid or pathetic, I have to remind myself that we are already at the bottom and the worst that can happen is they don’t respond or exit the conversation as quickly as possible. We don’t have a lot to lose given our unemployment so maybe it won’t work every time we try to reach out to someone and we will have rejections but it will work at some point. We just need it to work that one time to turn things around for ourselves.
Alright – that was my positive Monday post to boost my energy to make something happen – because I’m feeling lucky.