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  • Diana Holstein

Do you want to get Lucky?

St. Patrick’s Day reminds me of when I was a little girl and used to look for the end of a rainbow to see if I could find a pot of gold. I believed in leprechauns, three wishes, and the luck of shamrocks. Soon enough, I realized there was no pot of gold, no leprechauns, and no accidental good luck. I learned bad luck is inevitable, and good luck is created. Good luck comes with a different mindset, one that includes hard work and a grateful heart.

Like others, I endured an abusive childhood, miscarriages, divorce, suicide of a loved one, and… well, you get the idea. I experienced life! Even though life has thrown me some doozies, I believe I am one of the luckiest people I know. I experienced life! The biblical verse, “time and chance happened to them all,” makes sense. We all experience good and bad in life. Our setbacks and failures can become our most significant opportunities and learning platforms.

“Lucky” people have a different perspective on life. They may not be the most talented, best looking, or most intelligent. The difference is they don’t react to life, they respond. They aren’t lucky by accident. They are lucky because of their mindset. The terrific thing about good luck is that there is an abundant supply for all. How can we increase our good luck?

  • Trust your gut; don’t over-analyze everything. Lucky people pay attention to their instincts.

  • Color outside the lines and take chances. Try new things. Nothing worthwhile ever came without risk.

  • Expect good things to happen. There is something to the law of attraction.

  • Don’t see the glass as half empty or half full. It is refillable!

  • Realize failure is a crucial component of success. Lucky people embrace failure and use it as an opportunity to learn.

  • Most important, surround yourself with other lucky people. Make it a point to spread optimism, cheerfulness, and joy, and watch your luck change.

Diana says, “Remember, good luck is a mindset. Change your mind; change your luck.”

Now go get lucky!

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