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You and Good Luck

Good luck seems to follow some people around like a faithful puppy. If you feel that you are missing out on good luck, this article explains:

  • How scientists have studied "lucky" people;
  • The characteristics of lucky people;
  • The steps you can take to make yourself lucky.

Is Good Luck Passing You By?

Do you ever feel that good luck passes you by? Sometimes it feels that no matter how hard we try, someone else always gets the lucky breaks. It's downright unfair that people who are less talented, less hard working and less deserving get the job/girl/house of our dreams. Is the universe laughing at us?

You aren't alone in feeling this way. Everyday, hundreds of thousands of people will ask themselves why they are such losers. For some it is a passing phase, others will slump into depression. It's nothing new; people have wrestled with bad luck for centuries. Our ancestors have worn talismans to ward off bad luck and attract good luck, repeated mantras and offered up prayers in their efforts to change their fortunes. Some people still do, and good luck to them! Believe it or not, these age old methods of attracting good luck may actually help. Don't believe me? Open your mind, for just a minute, your luck may be about to change.

Good Luck Means Spotting An Opportunity!


"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" Seneca

Find Out How to Make Yourself Lucky

Several years ago Professor Richard Wiseman, a British psychologist, decided to investigate what distinguishes lucky people from their unlucky counterparts. Professor Wiseman carried out a study over several years. In one experiment he asked his volunteers, half of whom considered themselves to be lucky, the others who defined themselves as unlucky, to read a newspaper. Their task was to count the photographs in the paper. However, he also placed a very large message in the paper instructing the reader to tell the experimenter that they had read the message and get £250. The result? The "unlucky" group tended to miss the notice, whilst the "lucky" readers saw it.

So, what does this say about the two groups? The unlucky people were too worried about their task, counting photos, to be able to take advantage of the opportunity that was staring them in the face. No doubt they would feel unlucky and perhaps that they had been treated unfairly (they had focussed on the assigned task after all; no one said they should look out for messages in the text).

However, this is a trait that makes people "unlucky".

  • "Unlucky" people miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else.

The Power of Your Mind

Not convinced that you can change your luck by changing your mind? Your subconscious mind is a powerful force and it absolutely can play tricks on you (and you can play them back). Read Melovy's excellent hub about how your memory works and affects your beliefs: The Accuracy of Memory: Did It Really Happen How You Think It Did?

Create Good Luck

Luck As A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Imagine that you do miss out on a few opportunities. After a while you may begin to define yourself as unlucky. This makes you tense and worried, and this will make you work harder at finding the "right" solution. And trying to find the "right" solution, as we saw in Professor Wiseman's experiment, can blind you to some fantastic opportunities that you weren't actively seeking. And once again, you will think that good luck passed you by, and you will spiral further into an "unlucky" self-fulfilling prophecy.

Lucky people on the other hand, are more relaxed about life and consequently more open to seeing chance opportunities. They will seize them and think themselves "lucky" which will reinforce their feeling of luck and well-being.

You may feel even more of a loser when you first realise that it is not some external, irrational force in the universe that is making you "unlucky". It is you. No doubt you have heard the saying "you make your own luck". That's scary. It means you are responsible for your destiny and that you are the author of your own fate. This is probably making you even more nervous, tense and worried. But think about it. If you are in charge, you can direct your own life and turn it around. There's even a simple plan to follow; just do what the lucky people do.

Lucky people:

  • are open minded and notice chance opportunities;
  • trust their instincts;
  • put their efforts (and lots of it) into activities they love;
  • expect to have good luck and positive experiences;
  • adopt a resilient attitude when they run into some bad luck.
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This is a simplified view of a lucky person's outlook and they will have built it up without realising over a lifetime. If you want to turn your luck around, you will need to cultivate these "lucky" habits. That won't be easy, because just as it takes years to build a lucky mindset, it takes years to get into an unlucky frame of mind. Don't expect overnight results, but do expect positive results.

Is the Penguin Lucky, or Taking Advantage of an Opportunity!

Take Risks, Make Mistakes and Move Forward

"Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have." Ed Bradley

Plan Some Good Luck

Now that you know that good luck doesn't fall from the sky, you can start taking action to plan some into your life. Largely, your plan will involve changing your outlook on life, which isn't easy, but which absolutely can be done. You need to make your own plan; you know yourself better than anyone. Here are some tips for changing your luck.

1. Cultivate a Positive Attitude

Remember I said at the beginning that prayers, mantras and charms might work? If these help you believe in good luck, use them. Do whatever it takes to expect good luck.

Here are some ideas for nurturing a positive mind:

  • Keep company with positive people.
  • Don't waste your time on activities that make you miserable or anxious; do something you enjoy.
  • Visualise yourself succeeding.
  • Keep a record of your successes and remind yourself daily of what has gone well for you.

2. Be Prepared to Take Some Risks

If you follow your passions and study what genuinely interests you, when opportunities present themselves you will be in a position to seize them. You may be working as an accounts clerk and imagining a future in that field, but if you are spending your spare time studying your passion of cake decorating your eyes will naturally find opportunities in that field. Maybe you will land a job lecturing on cake decorating at your local college, or decide to write a book or start your own business. Prepare yourself to take a risk.

3. Be Flexible ...

Sometimes we go out for the evening with the dream of meeting our ideal mate. We scan the room all evening, but he doesn't appear. We go home disappointed and lonely. The real shame is not that we didn't meet our dream guy, but that we didn't meet anyone at all because we were so focussed on meeting Mr Right. We have passed up the chance to meet some new people, make some good friends and enjoy ourselves.

4. ...and Resilient

As you become more "lucky" you will naturally become more resilient because you will see that not everything will hinge on every decision going your way. However, in the early days of readjusting your view, you will still find it difficult to shrug disappointment off. Keep at it. It will all work out.

5. Work Hard

Once you have found what you love, work hard at it. Play to your strengths, don't waste time and energy fretting about areas of weakness. If you capitalise on your capabilities, you will put yourself in front; it's not luck, it's down to your hard work. The more you put in, the more you can get out.


Good Luck!

Luck is not a free floating concept that bestows itself upon people for no apparent reason. It is an outlook on life and as such, you can acquire the skills to acquire it. Start turning your luck around today, load your own dice in your favour and start enjoying some good luck.

How's Your Luck?

© 2012 Judi Brown


Judi Brown (author) from UK on January 18, 2014:

Thanks very much nuffsaidstan - wishing you good luck!

nuffsaidstan on January 16, 2014:

A super article Judy, just got into reading about the Law Of Attraction myself , very interesting stuff, good luck!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on June 14, 2013:

Hi Tanveers - thanks for such an upbeat comment! Wishing you great good luck, which I'm sure you'll find with your positive attitude :)

Tanveer Ahmed from Pakistan on June 14, 2013:

Great Hub, I feel lucky because read this hub with motivational element for future plans. I think we have opportunities to become lucky by doing things in a right way. I appreciate author for her useful article.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on June 13, 2013:

Hi path-finder - that's rational, but it makes our lives kind of scary - if nothing is random, then we have to take responsibility for our own successes and failures. I guess that sometimes it's easier to blame something else.

Thanks for commenting!

path-finder from on June 13, 2013:

Nothing happens randomly in this universe. Everything has a cause and a reason behind it. At least that is what we studied in Physics (not going to the atomic level, because there is some random phenomenon there). This should mean there is nothing such as magical luck.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on April 26, 2013:

Hi Tashaonthetown - I see some good luck coming your way then! Thanks for the kind comment, much appreciated.

Natasha Pelati from South Africa on April 26, 2013:

This is a great article. I will try to use the info well!!!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on April 06, 2013:

Hi cclitgirl - I definitely think I am lucky (just got back from walking the dog on a beautiful morning) and it's put the actions of our content thief into perspective. So glad you happened on this hub on the right day!

Thanks very much for reading and commenting, I appreciate it.

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on April 05, 2013:

How lucky I am to have found your hub on a day like this (what with our stolen content and all).

But you're right. And even before reading this, I consider myself to be a pretty lucky person (at least in some things, haha). And yes, I'm already thinking about how I'm going to approach what I want to do with my life (I want to live it "creatively") in different ways and not put so much stock in online ventures. Fantastic read!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 25, 2013:

Hi Esther - with such a positive attitude I'm sure you are blessed with good luck. Glad you enjoyed the article and yes, the note about the glass of water is very funny :D

Many thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

Esther Strong from UK on March 25, 2013:

Lucky, lucky, lucky me - I am truly blessed - that's the motto I have in my profile here on HubPages.

An insightful article which I'm sure will encourage many to try and reap the benefits of thinking themselves lucky. I too laughed out loud regarding the empty glass :-)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 19, 2013:

Hi The Finance Hub - have just found this comment in the spam folder for some reason - glad you enjoyed the hub, thanks so much for commenting.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 19, 2013:

Hi nuffsaidstan - I try hard to make my own luck - sadly, the Lottery doesn't seem to recognise my efforts :D

Thanks for your comments, be lucky!

nuffsaidstan on February 19, 2013:

Great article Judy, i so believe all of this, i always try to make sure my glass is half full not half empty!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on September 27, 2012:

Hi Janis - we'd all be a lot happier if we could adopt that attitude, but it can be hard.

Hi Christy - well, I guess now you know why you're lucky! Glad that you enjoyed reading this.

Thanks for your comments ladies, I appreciate them.

Christy Zutautas on September 27, 2012:

Fantastic hub! I've always considered myself to be a lucky person but then again I'm always looking for new opportunities! Thanks for the great read!

Janis Goad on September 26, 2012:

Ah yes, "non-attachment to outcome" as Raggededge points out. That's the key to happiness. That attitude allows us to know that whatever is, is perfect right now.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on September 26, 2012:

Hi theraggededge - that's an interesting point that the Lottery jackpot might not be a good thing! I tend to believe that we get back what we put into things, so hope that by putting in good energy, I will get back good things - just need to make everyone else aware of this :D

Thanks very much for your comments, always appreciated.

Bev G from Wales, UK on September 26, 2012:

I love this! I don't think 'luck', as in 'chance', has anything to do with anything. It's all about expectation and a positive outlook. For instance, winning the lottery jackpot might be the worst thing that could happen to someone who is not in the right frame of mind (I'm thinking of the ones who squander and get into financial and personal difficulties).

Good luck comes to those who assume everything is going to work out for them, who have no attachment to the outcome and who enjoy their lives as much as they can :) Good luck to all!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on September 26, 2012:

Hi Janis - yes, that's why I think it's important for parents to set their children up to have a positive outlook, otherwise it's easy to get entrenched in a negative "unlucky" frame of mind.

Great to hear from you, I appreciate your comments!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on September 26, 2012:

Hi wilderness - yes, my mother-in-law wins a small amount on the Lottery with indecent frequency, whilst I never win. She is an extremely positive, "look on the bright side" kind of person - don' t know if she just attracts positive vibes back.

Thanks for your comments, always appreciated!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on September 26, 2012:

Hi GoodLady - you gave us all a scare here in the HubUniverse too! Couldn't believe it when I read you message - both about the accident and your calmness! So relieved you are OK, and glad that you had positive energy on your side!

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, it's beyond the call of duty!

Janis Goad on September 26, 2012:

So true--I am certain we create our own reality from our minds. What we think is real, shows up!! It is so liberating.

Dan Harmon from Boise, Idaho on September 26, 2012:

This is an interesting topic to me as I am very hard nosed and "practical". Everyone has the same "luck" as it is a matter of probabilities and statistics.

Through the years, though, I have been drug, kicking and screaming, into the other camp. My wife is lucky, I'm not. If we both buy lottery tickets and there is a winner it will be her - I've never won more than $2 while she has won $50 several times while buying far fewer tickets.

If we play cards I usually win because I'm a better player, but the cards she is dealt are usually superior to mine. If I drop my toast it lands butter side down; hers lands butter side up.

I may be, and am, better at taking advantage of opportunities but she has the "luck" of the family which to a large degree makes up for my advantage.

After 35 years of watching this, I give up. It goes against everything I've learned about probability and how the universe works, but it is factual. She is far to the right on the probability curve, I am left.

Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on September 26, 2012:

What a wonderful read. Guzzled up the words. Your Seneca quote up there in blue says it all. I feel lucky and I think it is because my mother and family always tended to look on the bright side. Had a nasty accident yesterday and my son automatically said, "The good news is that I was there to help you" - and this is true. How blessed I am to have my (now) adult son beside me to help me, when I needed him. I am tweeting this and sharing and putting it on google+

I realize this IS the way to look at things. To look at what happened yesterday in any other way would make me feel bad today, but I don't feel bad. I feel loved.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on September 09, 2012:

Hi StandingJaguar - thanks very much! Glad you enjoyed this hub and hope that good luck follows you.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it!

Amy from Colorado on September 08, 2012:

This is very good writing. I liked how you bullet-pointed clear and concise statements after you had explained them.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 17, 2012:

Hi Sharon - counting your blessings is a great way to focus on the positives in your life and as you say, talking to your blessings helps too!

Talk soon, stay lucky!

sharon carmaine from Abbotsford, B.C., Canada on March 17, 2012:

Enjoyed the comments very much and can certainly see the merits in being positive. I find that when things seem to be going downhill for me I just have to count my blessings (and they are nunerous) then I can see my way past the difficulties. It also helps to skype my 4 year old granddaughter and see her 'sunshine' face.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 17, 2012:

Hi emilybee - glad you enjoyed this hub - stay flexible and be lucky!

Thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated :-)

emilybee on March 17, 2012:

I love your hub, and it's so true what you say, being flexible definitely attributes to the amount of luck! I sometimes feel unlucky - will work hard for something and still not achieve my goal but if you are flexible and positive you're more apt to acquire some luck :) Voted up!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 15, 2012:

Hi Eddy - what a lovely compliment! Thanks very much, you've made my day :-)

You take care too and have a wonderful day.

Eiddwen from Wales on March 15, 2012:

A great hub Judi and thanks for sharing this gem.You are such an interesting writer and I am looking forward to reading many more by you.

Take care and enjoy your day.


Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 13, 2012:

Hi sam209 - glad to hear that you are a lucky guy! I'm working on improving my own luck, and kind comments like yours make it easier to have a positive outlook :-)

Thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated.

sam209 on March 13, 2012:

It's hubs like this that makes me realize why I enjoy being a hubpage member! This was quite enjoyable and also informative! I do consider myself lucky and fortunate, but there's always room for improvements. This is one of those pages I'll come back to. Thanks for the advice!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 12, 2012:

Hi StellaSee - goals are definitely important, you just need to make them challenging yet attainable - if you set the goal to high you are simply setting yourself up for failure and that can make you believe you are unlucky. Perhaps your mum wasn't all that into the goals she set - some of us go after the things we think we should have rather than the things we really want.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated :-)

StellaSee from California on March 12, 2012:

Reading this hub, I feel like my mum giving me one of her advices on life..I think she really lucked out in life because her personality is so that she doesn't dwell on her problems and she sees the positive in EVERYTHING. I think part of it is because of what you say here to 'Be Flexible', if she were to not accomplish a goal, she doesn't get disappointed as easily as I do because she doesn't cling to finishing that goal as strongly as I do. Did that make sense? haha. Great information here Judi!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 03, 2012:

Hi Claudia - glad you took time to watch the penguin video, it's great fun!

Thanks for your exceptionally kind comments, I truly appreciate them :-)

Claudia Tello from Mexico on March 03, 2012:

I am very glad I came across this Hub, not every day I read well written, well edited, worthwhile content Hubs such as this one, especially in this subjects; congratulations on that. I find your viewpoint on Luck very interesting and I love the way you wrote about it. I hope it might make me a little luckier :)The penguin video is very adequate, quite endearing and funny.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 03, 2012:

Hi Bill - great to hear from you - thanks for your comments, which are appreciated as always :-)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 03, 2012:

Hi Cloverleaf - I am working hard at creating some good luck for myself - luckily today kind people keep sharing my hubs and getting good luck for me!

Thanks for your comments and support, it's appreciated :-)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 03, 2012:

Hi Audrey - I am so glad that you enjoyed this hub. Supporting others wasn't something I mentioned in the hub, but you are right that secure and positive people are confident to share their knowledge to help others achieve their goals.

Thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated :-)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on March 03, 2012:

Hi Lesley - I firmly believe that our mental outlook definitely affects our physical and material outlook, so I am striving to remain very positive.

Thanks for stopping by, always a pleasure to hear from you :-)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 03, 2012:

Love this hub Judi; you speak the always!

Louise from Calgary, AB, Canada on March 03, 2012:

I'm a big believer in creating our own luck. Thanks for sharing this great hub!

Voted up and sharing.

Audrey Howitt from California on March 03, 2012:

I loved this hub! We do need to work hard and create opportunities and to support those around us engaged in the pursuit of their dreams--lovely, lovely read.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on March 03, 2012:

Hi Judi, a wonderful hub, there are so many opportunities there waiting for us, it's important to keep positive and open-minded to make the good luck happen!

Thank you for a very interesting hub and these useful tips.

Voted up and shared, best wishes Lesley

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 27, 2012:

Hi Natasha - yes, right now I can think of one confident person at work who seems to have convinced the management that not only does the world revolve around her, but that it should spin at a speed set by herself! Now that's luck!

Thanks for your comments, I appreciate them :-)

Natasha from Hawaii on February 26, 2012:

I feel like this is pretty true. I know a person who is very self-assured and always seems like the luckiest person in the world. I also know that when I'm flustered and "having a bad day," other things seem to just happen, but they happen because I am stressed out or not paying enough attention to what's going on around me.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 18, 2012:

Hi shea duane - great to hear that you are lucky, I am getting there!

Thanks for your comments, I appreciate them :-)

shea duane from new jersey on February 18, 2012:

I'm pretty lucky too... now I know why. Great topic for a hub.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 18, 2012:

Hi SanneL - I am so glad you enjoyed this hub. The great thing is that just by writing it and getting such positive comments back, I am already feeling luckier!

Thanks for your kind and positive comments, you know I always appreciate hearing from you :-)

SanneL from Sweden on February 18, 2012:

Judi - I love, love, love this hub!!! You have shared such great tips on luck.

To have a positive outlook on life and to keep company with positive people are essential for our luck, since negative people have a way to drag us down to their levels. It is truly up to us to make luck happen. I feel so lucky you shared this wonderful hub with us! Now I'll share this lucky hub with others. Thanks!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 18, 2012:

Hi Starstream - if you are ready to improve you luck, you are halfway there! Just work at it each day. Glad that you found this hub interesting, I hope it is useful too :-)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 18, 2012:

Hi cclitgirl - thanks for your lovely comments. I think "lucky" charms are a great idea - they aren't intrinsically lucky, but if you use them to remind yourself to be positive and open to opportunities, that's all good!

Great to hear from you :-)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 18, 2012:

Hi Linda - you are clearly a positive person (with a pen name like "Sunshine625" how could you be anything else!) which would back up the theory that luck and positive thoughts go hand in hand.

I appreciate your visit, thanks for your comments :-)

Dreamer at heart from Northern California on February 17, 2012:

I am ready to improve my luck to a higher level! Good points which are important and an interesting story about finding the hidden money offer in the newspaper. Very interesting and timely article!

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on February 17, 2012:

Awesome, fantastic hub! I love it! Now, I'm going off to find a lucky charm so that I can make money on HupPages. :D hehehe. Voted up and SHARING.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on February 17, 2012:

I always considered myself a lucky person, after reading your hub I will confirm it! I agree that this quote seems accurate .... "Unlucky" people miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else.

Excellent hub!

Yvonne Spence from UK on February 16, 2012:

Thanks Judi, I have now linked this hub.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 16, 2012:

Hi Seeker7 - you are absolutely right about the newspaper experiment, I was struck by much the same thoughts.

Thanks so much for your kind comments, very much appreciated :-)

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on February 16, 2012:

Fantastic hub and I loved the experiment with the newspaper and the notice! Who would have thought that such a simple task would be able to differentiate between people so much?

But the hub in general has great information and an easy to follow recipe for anyone who wants to try to change their fotunes.

Voted up + awesome!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 16, 2012:

Hi Melovy - it's difficult to undo a belief once it becomes ingrained. It's scary to think that if you feel "unlucky", over time you really will become "unlucky" - but it's great that we can learn to do the opposite too!

I would be delighted if you linked to this hub - I will reciprocate too. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, great to hear from you.

Yvonne Spence from UK on February 16, 2012:

I love the way you have explained this in a down to earth way and included the research example. The way you have explained how people grow to feel unlucky is great too because it shows that it’s not people’s fault they feel unlucky, just the result of beliefs affecting how they see. I used to feel that way too, but came to see what you state here: that if our thinking got us into the mess then we can make changes.

This hub covers similar ground to mine on the accuracy of memory, so I will link to it if that’s okay with you .

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 16, 2012:

Hi theking2020 - creating our own luck is far better than just hoping to get some out of nowhere. Have a lucky day, and thanks for stopping by :-)

theking2020 on February 15, 2012:

Love it we create our own luck through positive thinking, and action.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 15, 2012:

Hi Donna - it's certainly great to feel empowered (still haven't worked out how to empower myself to win the National Lottery though, but I'm working on it!)

Thanks for your visit, you know I appreciate it :-)

Donna Cosmato from USA on February 15, 2012:

Good hub and I like your point of view regarding luck being an element that is within one's control. Thanks for real-world suggestions on how to increase one's "luckiness" percentages.

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 15, 2012:

Hi The Finance Hub - I am so glad you enjoyed my hub. I like the phrase "preparation meeting opportunity" - it sums "luck" up well. And I shall be taking the opportunity of reading your hubs too :-)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 15, 2012:

Hi Rusticliving - it's me who is feeling lucky, getting such great feedback! I am delighted with the positive response this hub is getting. Many thanks for your comments, much appreciated :-)

The Finance Hub from Portland, Oregon on February 15, 2012:

I love this hub. You provide such great tips on luck! When preparation meets opportunity is my definition of luck! Voted up and interesting, hope you enjoy my hubs as well!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 15, 2012:

Hi Bill - thank you for your kind comments, you are very encouraging :-)

Liz Rayen from California on February 15, 2012:

How lucky was I to have come across this hub!

I firmly believe that the universe opens windows of opportunity for everyone. Our attitude reflects everything we think and do. Positive will create positive. Great Job!

Voted up!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 15, 2012:

Great hub with an even greater message! Thumbs up all the way on this one!

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 15, 2012:

Hi pedrn44 - the reason for writing this hub was the dreadful two weeks I have just spent, in which I seem to have been the victim of some very bad luck. However, I am re-framing the situation, showing some resilience and looking out for the next good thing that is surely about to happen!

Thanks for much for your comments, and thanks for sharing :-)

Sandi from Greenfield, Wisconsin on February 15, 2012:

Great hub! I also believe we create our own luck and have to be on the look out for opportunities to take to take advantage of. Right now my luck or lack thereof is discouraging but I'm sure there is something on the horizon as long as I stay positive:) Loved the Penguin video! Voted up and SHARED:)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 15, 2012:

Hi ChristinS - isn't that quote great! I am so pleased that you enjoyed this hub and thank you for taking the time to comment :-)

Christin Sander from Midwest on February 15, 2012:

Loved this hub - especially the quote about the opportunist drinking the water - lol. It's so true and this was a great hub and great reminder. I do most certainly believe we create our own "luck" in life and it's determined by our attitude and dedication. Thanks for this voted up and shared :)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 15, 2012:

Hi MummyDearest - I'm very happy to have cheered your day up. Actually, just writing this hub made me feel more positive about life!

Thanks for your comments and for following - I shall be hopping over to your profile in a minute :-)

Judi Brown (author) from UK on February 15, 2012:

Hi ishwaryaa22 - thanks for your kind comments and for sharing (how lucky am I!)

Great to hear from you, as always, I appreciate your comments :-)

Eileen from Kildare, Ireland on February 15, 2012:

So lucky to see your hub on the homepage!! brightens up my day! Thanks for sharing..gonna go out and get a lottery ticket cos i am feeling lucky.

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on February 15, 2012:

Very wise and sensible hub! You rightly pointed out that luck is not some force that control our lives; it is up to us to make it happen through our positive attitude, hard-work and make the good use of opportunities that arrive on our way. You did a good job. Thank u for sharing. Awesome and Interesting. Vote up and Socially sharing.

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