Tue, Jul 6, 2010
With only thirteen more shopping days left till my birthday approaching Ive recently spent some time reflecting on the past year.
And, after examining those three hundred & sixty some days, Ive come to the not-so-mind-blowing conclusion I am extraordinarily lucky.
While Im grateful for all I have (so much so I tend to ask Ren Man if I tell him/our daughter *too* frequently. Im a believer in ‘if you feel it—share it!’) Im also aware behind every lucky individual there usually exists an unseen crapload (technical term) of work.
Today’s post is neither for bragging about the aforementioned work I may (or may not) have done—nor is it to ask you to recognize me for my accomplishments.
Today I merely wanted to share with you some of my MizMuzings on the creation of kismet.
I believe, as with many seemingly random occurrences in life, we can all exercise (pun intended) a modicum of control and attract more windfalls into our worlds.
It seems to me lucky people tend to listen to their intuition/gut more frequently.
I cant tell you the number of successful people Ive interviewed who, when asked *how* they knew a certain choice was the right one, cited listening to their gut as the best predictor of a good life-decision.
I’ve learned the hard way (by ignoring) that frequently my first thought, my gut-reaction, is indeed the best one and the one with which I should go.
I’m dedicating my forty-first year to learning how to better trust my intuition & inner voice.
Lucky people also appear to have the ability to rebound & faith in their ability to turn around ‘bad’ situations.
I can definitely say for every “success” Ive had (on blog & off) there are 2394820948 attempts which crashed & burned.
Many of you whose email or phone numbers I possess have heard more than you care to about aforementioned crashing & burnings.
All the folks I know whom Id define as “lucky” are fearless when it comes to shaking up their routines & taking risks.
While Im pretty good with risk taking— it goes without saying the routine-piece is an arena in which I definitely need work.
Especially since the Tornado entered the scene. I love my routine. Kids thrive on routine. You do the proverbial math.
All the lucky people Ive known, read about or interviewed expect the positive. They appear to decide how a situation is going to ‘turn out’ & not waiver from their mental image.
Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not this one can never hurt. I strive to employ it in everything from my vision board to the way I speak (Im filled with health versus Crap the whole family is sick. I hope I dont get sick, too.)
So there you have it.
Four ways I believe we can all create more luck in our lives.
I know the popular quote is Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
I’ve come to the conclusion, however, for me luck is what happens when an individual sees an opportunity & is ready, willing, and able to embrace or transform it through hard work, tenacity, & a thick slathering of misfitness outside the box thinking.
Which all leads me back to my initial question:
I’m lucky. Are you?
Please to hit us all up in the comments.