Surely you noticed that some people are much lucky than others. The professor of psychology from England discovered the reason for this phenomenon and found out how to become a ball of fate.
Which distinguishes lucky from unlucky
Richard Wiseman, a professor of psychology at Hartfordshire University, decided to find out what was the difference between self -proclaimed lucky and losers.
In the course of research, Waizman found that successful people are distinguished by a high degree of extraversion. They smile twice as often and try to maintain eye contact with others. The scientist believes that it is sociability and openness that help to attract happy opportunities.
But unlucky people are prone to emotional instability, anxiety and negative emotions.
Wizman conducted a number of interesting experiments. To find out the influence of anxiety on a person, he asked members of the first group to look at the moving point in the center of the computer screen. After some time, large points appeared in the corners of the screen, and almost all subjects noticed them. And the scientist offered people from the second group a monetary reward to focus on the central point. More than a third of the participants in the experiment did not pay attention to other points, being in a stress state due to the desire to get money.
The experiment showed that anxiety, although it helps us concentrate on one task, does not allow us to notice new opportunities.
Unlucky people miss the chances, because they are too worried about any one problem. Luckmen are open to everything new.
Wizman gave the participants of another experiment a newspaper and asked to count the photos in it. This took about two minutes from the unsuccessful, and the lucky ones – for a few seconds. The fact is that already on the second page it was written: “Stop counting. This newspaper has 43 photos “. Lucky people immediately saw this inscription. They turned out to be more attentive.
Lucky people have more optimistic views on life. Even if something goes wrong as they hoped, they tend to look for pluses in the situation.
3 ways to attract good luck
Waizman also decided to find out if a person can become successful, and asked the subjects to do several exercises for this. A month later, 80% of the study participants claimed that they became happier, more satisfied with their life and, most importantly, lucky.
Here’s what Wizman asked to do:
1. Think wider
Due to constant experiences about whether you achieve your goal, you can miss the promising possibilities. Be open to everything new, then you will have more chances to draw out a happy ticket.
2. Treat life positively
Do not see in everything only negative. Such a mood selects vitality. Instead of complaining about something, be grateful for the fact that the worst did not happen.
3. Make this week something that you have never done before
Directness can be tired. If you communicate every day with the same people, eat the same food and do routine work, try to diversify your life. The way out of the comfort zone increases the chances of catching luck by the tail.
Yes, some of us are already born with great privileges. However, do not blame life circumstances or other people in your failures. Take responsibility for your happiness.