That may sound like a silly question. Right about now I’m supposed to share some kind of useful relationship-building tip. Instead, I’m asking if you think you’re lucky.
Well, buckle up. Here comes that hard-hitting truth you ordered. Two of them, in fact.
First, luck is a real thing. It may not be what you think it is, but it IS real.
Second, seeing yourself as lucky will have measurable positive effects on your life. Conversely, seeing yourself as unlucky will hold you back.
Research psychologist Richard Wiseman did a fascinating experiment a few years ago.[i] He started by finding two groups of people. Some who saw themselves as lucky, and some who believed they were unlucky.
He gave each group the same newspaper and the same instructions. All they had to do was tell him how many pictures were in the paper.
The unlucky people averaged a couple of minutes to complete the task. The lucky people, mere seconds.
On the second page of the newspaper was a huge message that said, “Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.” The lucky people saw it while the unlucky completely missed it.
Based on that experiment and others, Wiseman concluded that luck is primarily a matter of perspective.
Lucky people are OPEN to chance opportunities. They EXPECT good things to happen. As a result, they tend to catch things that unlucky people don’t.
If you apply that simple truth to dating, it can have a tremendous impact. Let me show you how…