Here’s a Four Leaf Clover to Bring You Luck

According to superstition, someone who finds a four leaf clover also finds good luck. Everybody wants to be lucky but what can you do to bring yourself luck, besides find a genetically mutated clover leaf? The old saying goes, "Luck frequently visits the prepared mind." So, we’re going to look at 4 ways to prepare your mind for luck, also known as opportunity.

1. Always Be Inquisitive

Idle minds often don’t recognize an opportunity sitting right in front of them or they write it off as too difficult. Negative minds say, "That will never work" and go on the spread their ‘cheer’ elsewhere. You should always be looking for new opportunities. Ask questions. Search for the reason behind things. Listen to what other people are saying about it.

2. Always Be Networking

Don’t be the person who stays in a rut and avoids meeting new people. You never know when someone you meet might be the answer to a problem you’re having or who might cause you to think about something in a different way. This has been the key to success for many people ranging from Sears and Roebuck to Bill Gates and Paul Allen to Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

3. Always Be Willing to Make Mistakes

Fear of failure keeps many people from trying opportunities that will bring the success or it causes them to give up after a single failure. Often mistakes are a lesson necessary for you to learn the correct route to success. If you learn from a mistake you’ll often find success waiting for you on the other side.

4. Always Be Positive

Negative thinking ruins luck. If your thoughts are bad, you can almost always expect your results to be bad. Instead, keep a positive outlook even if things are going wrong. This can see you through the tough times and, when things are going well, it will make them even more enjoyable.

There are my ‘clover leafs’. Do you have any to add? If so, let me know by leaving a comment.

 


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Comment by Peter Answers
2008-07-10 13:10:01

I think there is one you left out, which is that hard work makes luck.

 
Comment by Fergus Mayhew
2008-07-14 00:48:30

Never be afraid to say “I don’t know … but I’ll find out and get back to you”.

I used to work with a developer whose immediate response, if she was asked to do something she wasn’t familiar with, was “It’s not possible to do that”. Drove me nuts.

There’s no shame in not knowing how to do something; but it’s dumb to try & cover it up with flimsy smoke & mirrors.

 
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