How to Get Good Luck

It’s interesting that there are a lot of people interested in the topic of “luck.” The whole concept of luck is shrouded in mystery. Is luck an actual thing or can all events be explained by the law of cause and effect? In other words, does everything happen for a reason or do we live in a universe that is impacted by random events and serendipitous experiences? Seems like I have a lot more questions than answers! Truth be told: I have yet to offer any answers!

For the most part, I think luck is an illusion — maybe it’s completely an illusion! I think the first step to getting good luck or getting rid of bad luck is to examine your own thought patterns, self image, and expectations. Our thoughts and beliefs are tremendously powerful forces in our own lives, and we all tend to mold and shape the content and texture of our own experiences. Much of what happens in our lives is based on self fulfilling prophesies.

What’s fascinating and exciting about life is that, at any moment in time, we all have an infinite number of actions, thoughts, and directions from which to choose. One of the biggest illusions in life is the idea that “What you see is what you get!” In reality, there are better results you can produce and different real-life scenarios you can create if you only look beyond the illusion of what you see, what’s in your line of vision.

A Blog About Life

This is the post excerpt.

To most people, life is an enigma… an eternal mystery… an unsolvable puzzle. Ninety eight percent of the time, I’m one of those people. However, every now and then, God speaks to me. He seems to whisper things like, “Hey, Joel! Straighten up and fly right!” More often than not, though, I realize that I drifted off to sleep listening to my Nat King Cole station on Pandora, so it may not have been God directly talking to me.

So why, you may wonder, am I qualified to write a blog on life? Well, first of all, I’m a journalist and freelance writer — I’ve made my living as a writer since 1983 — so I that gives me some sort of literary license. It’s not exactly a document I can frame and hang on my wall, but it’s more of an “inner knowing” that, on any given day, I have the ability to construct a series of coherent sentences that almost always make sense and that don’t sound like the ramblings of a deranged madman!

The thing about writing a blog about “life” — a rather wide open topic — is that the only parameters are self imposed. The down side of that is that it’s all-too easy to go off on tangents, as if I was Robin Williams writing blog posts from that great standup stage in the sky.

However, it is my goal in life (and as a blog writer) to continually exercise my self-editing muscles. It’s not easy and it takes a lot of persistence and tenacity, but as many great philosophers, spiritual leaders, and successful entrepreneurs will tell you, “Before you can control the outer conditions of your life, you must first master your inner self.”

One of my core beliefs, which was inspired by the writings of Dr. Wayne Dyer, is that “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” It sounds counter-intuitive — as does the title of one of his books, “You’ll See it When You Believe It” — but sometimes the only way to produce positive change in your life is to look at your world through a different lens, and then be ready and willing to make adjustments based on that revised perspective.

That’s the daily challenge we all face.