Updated: Apr 24
Do you believe in luck? And is your luck good or bad? Most people think of luck as a game of change and treat good luck charms as well marketed rubbish. But the truth is that about 30% of Americans carry a good luck penny and many of us have little rituals designed to encourage the fates to smile upon us. Research now shows that we can influence luck and with a bit of effort actually stack the odds for good luck in our favour. The secret lies in our attitude. Lucky people tend to be more open-minded, smile frequently and are easygoing by nature. This makes them more open to seeing opportunities and acting on them.
THE ANSWER LIES IN YOUR UNCONSCIOUS
People who talk about their problems focus on them. Their thoughts and attention naturally gravitate to their lack of money, how miserable they feel, the relationship they lost and so on. This negative focus draws the attention away from the things that they want in life and reinforces their belief that they are just doomed to be unlucky. There are many experiments that show that attitude influences the way we respond to opportunities. For example, when people are given a lucky ball or pen they tend to do better at tests. Other experiments show that people with negative attitudes often miss obvious opportunities and gifts when performing tasks as compared to more positively minded subjects. Clinical hypnosis is a natural tool for reprogramming your unconscious. A couple of visits to a clinical hypnotherapist can help you change your attitude and focus on the things that you want or desire. Using hypnotic imagery, you can redirect the activity of the reticular activating system which is a bundle of nerves in the mid brain that influences what and how we focus our attention. So thinking about bad luck very possibly create that bad luck! With some know-how and a little bit of practice, you can naturally reduce the distractions and become more receptive to good fortune.
MORE THAN MAGIC
According to British psychologist Richard Wiseman, people are not born unlucky or lucky. And It is not magic either. It is all about getting your unconscious (and reticular activating system) to work for you. And clinical hypnosis provides one of the most effective ways of getting them onboard. The first step to learn is how to turn down anxiety and the negative critical voice that obsesses about the things that can go wrong or the way you will fail.As you become more in tune with your inner mind you will start receiving the little clues that provide your hidden advantage. These can be very subtle like noticing a gut-feeling. But they can be much more direct, such as through a dream or even a deep conviction on how to act.
WHAT DO LUCKY PEOPLE DO?
Research suggests that lucky people are always open to change. They vary their routine, they meet people in different places and create changes in the way that they work. One of the easiest ways to put this into practice is to try different routes to the same destination. Lucky people also consider themselves lucky. This makes them more observant of their environment and more open to seeing opportunities. One function of the human brain is to observe patterns in the real world. Neurons prefer alternating functions as this allows them to identify subtle connections, pay attention to their timing and predict statistically accurate opportunities that continually hone their accuracy. An open positive attitude enables our brain to work at making us lucky.