sions advice. Make a little noise about your ambitions. The universe is listening. Stay positive. One person’s bitter disappointment is another person’s golden opportunity. You can’t make your own good fortune if you are focused on what’s wrong with the world or with yourself. “By being optimistic we can find opportunity in adversity and take actions that our pessimistic friends wouldn’t bother to take. In turn we create new opportunities for ourselves,” says Warrell. Always look at possibilities through a positive lens. Try again. Lucky people aren’t lucky all the time. But they don’t let unhappy outcomes mess with their mojo. “Lucky people’s high expectations motivate them to persist,” even when they don’t succeed, says psychologist Richard Wiseman, Ph.D., author of The Luck Factor (Miramax, 2003). Lucky people choose more challenging puzzles and they continue to work on them long after unlucky people give up. When you experience setbacks, change your strategy and keep moving forward. Good things come to those who don’t quit. Be grateful. Who feels luckier: the athlete who won the silver medal or the athlete who won the bronze? That’s right.The third-place finisher feels luckier because she knows she might have come in fourth. The silver-medal winner is focused on missing out on gold. No matter how bad you think you have it, someone has it worse. Celebrate big wins and small victories.They’re all good.
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