The Top 5 Habits Of Lucky People

The Top 5 Habits Of Lucky People
Carly Jacobs

I really love the idea of luck. However, I don’t believe that it’s pre-determined for random people. I much prefer the idea that you can create your own luck. Although to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the all the manifesting and crystal rubbing that comes with the concept of creating your own luck. I love a positive affirmation as much as the next person and while I know that chanting a daily intention is valuable for improving my mood and motivation, I also know that the message is unlikely to enter the subconscious of the magazine editor I’m trying to impress or the director I just auditioned for.

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Sitting around willing something good to happen is like going to a restaurant and trying to telepathically order my dinner. It’s just not logical. I like to focus on the practical steps I can take to make myself more lucky and create opportunities in my life through hard work and actionable tasks. I’ve been pondering the concept luck this week and I’ve come up with a list of the top 5 habits of lucky people. I hope they’ll help you attract lots of good things like perfect coffees, fulfilling careers, perky butt cheeks and Benedict Cumberbatches (or Ryan Goslings/Scarlett Johanssons if you’re so inclined). Here’s what lucky people do…

They give luck a chance 

Lucky people know that they’ll never win the prize if they don’t play the game. They’ll never get their dream job if they don’t apply for it, they’ll never get to play in a band if they don’t audition and they’ll never publish a book if they don’t write one. Lucky people know they’ve got to be in it, to win and they’re always in it. Unlucky people watch the game, waiting to be invited on to the field.

They never waste an opportunity 

Once a lucky person gets a ‘lucky break’ they ride that opportunity like a baby monkey on a pig. Lucky people know that they have to keep moving to stay ahead and to keep luck on their side. An unlucky person would take a job promotion as an opportunity to slack off a bit at work and take it easy. A lucky person would throw themselves into the role and would probably get promoted again soon after.female hand holding a Wooden signboard love

They’re persistent

If the front door is closed, an unlucky person walks away. A lucky person tries to find an open window, a back door or a crack in the wall to get inside.

They know when to let go 

A lucky person knows when they’re flogging a dead horse and they redirect their energy to other endeavors that are bound to pay off. Unlucky people stick around and complain about how their horse is dead.

They take calculated risks 

Lucky people weigh up the risks and consequences and make decisions based on viable outcomes. Unlucky people are easily confused because they don’t spend enough time preparing and researching before risks are presented to them.

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Do you believe in luck? Do you think you’re a lucky person?


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  1. Love this post Smaggs! I agree, you can make your own luck. Sometimes time is on your side, but you need to keep moving to take advantage of any opportunity. The only lucky thing you have is where you’re born.

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Oh I love that! You are so wise Obi Wan Romancy!

  2. Tahlia Meredith 7 years ago

    Totally agree with all of these!

    I do tend to get a little woo-woo-the-universe-has-my-back, but I also reckon you have to do the work to get yourself in the right place at the right time

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Definitely. Some kinds good things happen for no reason and that’s great but you have to put yourself out there for most opportunities! 🙂

  3. merilyn 7 years ago

    a very good post thankyou smags!
    agree with all of these!
    maybe it can be random but “luck favours the prepared”!
    wishing you luck! love m:)X

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      I agree! I think you have to be ready to receive luck!

  4. homebase5 7 years ago

    I have a quote written up on our blackboard – mostly for my kids when they whinge that ‘someone else is much luckier than them’ (or variations on this) – that ‘luck is when effort meets opportunity’. I think it goes over their heads, but I believe it – you need both (and sometimes the luckiest thing is that you haven’t got what you wished for!).

    So I’m going to make the effort this week to actually buy a lotto ticket – and amazing things are bound to happen!

    PS – not quick on the uptake, but just noticed the ‘5 things’ theme you’re running with. I like it!

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Oh my lord did you know I didn’t even notice that myself? I have a type A personality so I like things all neatly laid out and I didn’t even realise I was doing it! That’s hilarious.

  5. I totally believe that you make your own luck! This was made so clear to me when I finally decided to back myself and work hard for what I want. Doors started to open, opportunities presented themselves and though I’m not where I want to be just yet, I won’t stop working for that lucky break…

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      Exactly! Good girl! It’s also about making sacrifices when you want to work for yourself. It means saying no to social engagements and not spending all weekend lying around on the couch. 🙂

  6. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid 7 years ago

    I don’t believe in luck per se, but I do believe you have to be in it , to win it so to speak. I think it’s about being open to opportunity and making the most of when good things happen, but most of all it’s having a positive attitude and believing that good things really do happen!

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      Carly Jacobs 7 years ago

      So true! I think good attitudes attract good stuff! 🙂

  7. Bec @ The Plumbette 7 years ago

    I like all these tips Smags. 🙂

  8. Natalie Tucker 7 years ago

    You nailed it! I just love this xo

  9. MrsDplus3 7 years ago

    Totally absolutely totally agree!! :))


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