When we consider anything rationally, the thought of luck doesn’t immediately come into play. We tend to come up with a whole lot of logic instead, with luck featuring last on the list. The fact is that prosperity isn’t exclusively merit-based. Many people enjoy prosperity and riches untold for no apparent reason, and certainly not for any reason more solid than the next person.
Psychologists have long been intrigued by why apparently “deserving” people sometimes fail more often than those who appear to have put in less “work” but have been rewarded nonetheless. Whichever way you look at it, luck remains a very slippery topic.
Power of a Lucky Object
It itself, a lucky object remains just that: an object. In itself it carries no special significance other than that connected to it by the person who holds the object dear. These objects create an illusion of control. Players develop a confidence in what they are doing as a result of believing that the lucky object or talisman will have an effect on the outcome of the activity. Especially when a skilled activity is involved, lucky charms act as a tremendous boost of confidence to those who believe in them. A big Bingo or slots win could also often be attributed to having a lucky talisman, and this isn’t ever a bad thing!
Putting Stock In Luck
Luck seems to be tied directly to the expectation that something good is about to happen, i.e. expecting good fortune. The popular idea as to why this theory works is that believing that something great is going to happen becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy mostly as a result of positive people having the git to persist as they keep on believing that luck is headed in their direction.
A Creation Of One’s Own
Being lucky has a lot to do with the mind set taken on by the lucky person. First off, lucky players tend to trust their intuition. Tuning into that sixth sense is something that we could all use a little more of. This is mainly because when it comes to making the really big and important decisions in life, over-analysing can often have the opposite effect to that which was intended. Many interesting studies have been conducted about the brain’s knack for discerning subtle patterns and hints not registered by the conscious mind which then manifests as intuition.
The trick seems to be not to ignore something simply because it cannot be explained as this is usually exactly where luck enters the room.