9 ways to create your own luck (and happiness & success)!

9 ways to create your own luck (and happiness & success)!

via Inc.com by Kevin Daum

Everyone wants to be lucky. People often see others who are successful and attribute it to luck or good fortune. Surely some successful people had little personal impact on their achievements. They may have been born into wealthy families, inherited good genes or simply have stumbled onto the right circumstances. But more often then not, people who get good luck handed to them either ignore it or squander it before they can take full advantage.

Super successful people don't need to rely on fate to get to the top. They take their own initiative to bring good fortune to their lives. Here are nine habits that successful people use to make the most of everything the universe throws at them.

1. They turn negatives into positives.

Every incident has polarity. What seems awesome to some can be a burden to others. Super successful people look pragmatically at each piece of information to see how they can manipulate it to their advantage.

2. They don't try to fix the present — they create the future.

The past is a useful teacher but it is also a powerful attention magnet that can distract you from taking an objective and innovative approach. Super successful people learn from the past but examine the future as an unburdened frontier, worthy of new thinking.

3. They say yes, discriminately.

It's easy to get excited by possibility and equally easy to start many things that lead to nothing of substance. Super successful people know that time is a limited commodity. They evaluate carefully to make sure their energy expenditure has the greatest odds of returning a win…

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