We’ve got one of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, coming up next week.
It’s one of the only holidays where the city of Dallas, where I live, really shines. We have a great parade and party that I’ve had a lot of fun at in the past. Too much fun, maybe?
Anyway, I thought I would focus on luck today. Have you been lucky in your financial life? Was it your smarts or your luck (or something else) that got you where you are today?
Looking back over my life, I can’t really pinpoint a single lucky incident or event that has catapulted me into financial success. I didn’t win the lottery or stumble upon a fantastic business idea. However, I do feel like I’ve lived a blessed life.
On second thought, you could consider it lucky to be born where you are and what parents you have. In that regard, I’m pretty lucky. While not rich, my parents have good money skills. But to be born in the U.S. is one of the most advantageous things that could have happened to me.
Richard Wiseman did a small study on luck back in 2003 where he concluded this:
“although unlucky people have almost no insight into the real causes of their good and bad luck, their thoughts and behaviour are responsible for much of their fortune.”
So if our thoughts and behaviors are leading to our success, one could assume that you should focus on making your thoughts and behaviors those that lead to financial success and fortune.
I would assume that if you are filling your mind with ideas and strategies that lead to fortune, and then if you are aligning your behaviors with that knowledge, then you should be on the path to fortune yourself.
Do you feel as if you are on a path to fortune? If not, what about your thoughts or behaviors could change? Is there something you could learn that would increase your chances of fortune? Is there a certain behavior or habit that you need to change to achieve your fortune?
I bet if we all ask these questions of ourselves we could find some areas to improve upon.
Do you attribute your financial success to luck or something else? And if you feel like luck can be created, what are you doing right now to create your own luck?