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The Weekly Resolve Email 49 - Find Your Luck

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Helping You Make Better Decisions

Hey, Darren here.

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Are You Ready for More Luck in Your Life?

You've no doubt heard it said: “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

It's a well-used phrase spoken by many.

Luck is the embodiment of chance. It captures the essence of uncertainty and turns it into something tangible.

Then we take it even further.

A trip to a poker tournament will see stalls of heather for sale. "Get your lucky heather here!" comes the call. And, in our desire to be lucky we submit, pinning our hopes on a dying flower.

The physical relationship we have with symbols of luck is a testament to the stories we tell ourselves.

But, when you leave luck in its rightful place, you see a different viewpoint.

What you see is uncertainty. It is the unknown spectrum of whether chance will favour you or not. It is the future.

But how does that fit with the harder I work, the more I have of it?

There is a common misunderstanding lingering in this popular quote, that our biases dislike. There is no clarity on whether more good luck than bad luck is forthcoming. All the quote says is that the harder you work, the more luck you'll get.

And that's the point.

To become luckier, you need to expose yourself to more situations where luck can play its part.

You can't let your aversion to loss convince you to hide with the fear that the luck will turn out bad. It might, or might not be bad. The point is this — unless you expose yourself to the opportunity, how will you know.

If your fear of bad luck is high, consider what you could do to cap the risk. Limit the downside by thinking about alternative outcomes. But, know this — the more you expose yourself to luck, the more good luck you help you.

Are you ready for more luck in your life?

Have you read...

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Darren Matthews

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