Do you feel lucky? Have you ever noticed that some people always seem to get the good breaks? Here is a simple way to improve your luck. All you have to do is change the way you relate to your goals. Everyone always talks about goal setting. The most common goal tip you get is to write your goals down. They warn you not to set a goal to big because if you do you are just setting yourself up for failure. It is often suggested that you should set short-term goals that are more easily achievable. You use your small successes to reach a long-term goal. This is all great advice but I am suggesting something different.
How Do You Relate To Your Goals?
I suggest that you change the way you relate to your goals. Generally people set goals and then become shortsightedly focused on attaining that particular goal or outcome at the exclusion of all else. Believe it or not this can drastically limit other opportunities from emerging. When you have less opportunity you have less luck. Remember that not everything that matters can be measured. Always take the time to look at the broad picture.
Next avoid getting committed to a particular outcome. When we adhere to firmly to a set plan, we close off new and potentially better avenues for achievement. I am not saying that preparation is not valuable, but General Eisenhower famously said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” So decide on the general direction you want to go, but be prepared to adjust as you gather new information.
Finally take action. Thinking about and visualizing is insufficient. You need to get out and connect with people. Luck is created through connections. Not just the connections that you can make on Facebook or through other social media, but face to face. Take some time to think about what you want to create in life and share that possibility with everyone you meet. There is no way to know whom you will meet or where a casual conversation will lead. You may discover that the person you are talking to may only be one degree of separation away from the person that you really need.
Luck is created it is not something that just happens. Keep your outlook broad and avoid the notion that there is only one way to reach your goals. Lucky people develop strategies that fit their circumstance. Opportunities often come from places where you would least expect them. When you think more broadly and you are open to any and all possibilities you will find that your luck will pick up.
by Bruce Holmes