Tip of the Week
March 15, 2023
A bad break
That was not my lucky day.
On my way to work, my car was rear-ended by a truck at a four-way stop. Then, on the way home, a car pulled out from an intersection and hit my car on the side.
I mean really, what are the odds of having two car accidents in one day? I wouldn't have believed it if it hadn't happened to me.
My first instinct was to pout about my bad luck, but, according to researchers, that's probably the worst thing you can do to get your luck to change.
Looking on the positive side is one of the ways you can attract good luck, according to Richard Wiseman, a professor of psychology and author of The Luck Factor. According to the author, lucky people maximize opportunities, listen to hunches, expect good fortune, and turn bad luck into good.
The day after my accidents, I complained about this misfortune to one of my friends, who said, "Hey, look at this way, at least you'll only have to take the car to the body shop once for two different accidents!"
She made me laugh at the situation, and it was a good reminder that despite this minor run of bad luck, overall things were pretty good. The accidents weren't serious.
And I had many other reasons – like good friends – to remind me how lucky I am.
– By Catherine Mueller
Mapping Your Future®, Inc.