6 Ways to Be a Luckier Person (Yes, It's Possible!)By Homaira Kabir
Sir Alexander Fleming was trying to create a “wonder drug”—with little success. It wasn't until he threw away his failed experiments that he noticed a culture growing in one of his contaminated petri dishes, that was dissolving all the bacteria around it. And voila—the lucky discovery of penicillin saved millions of lives in the decades to come.
We’ve all read about lucky discoveries that were a chance event. We all talk about lucky movie stars who made it big with little (or at least questionable!) talent. We all know those lucky colleagues who get noticed and rewarded, even though their skills and effort leave much to be desired. And we're all jealous of those lucky friends who always seem to fit into the last pair of jeans on sale. As for ourselves, most of us believe that we fall on the opposite end of the luck spectrum and shake our heads at our inability to be in the right place at the right time.
However, in his book, Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck, Anthony Tjan talks about lucky entrepreneurs who made it big, not because of endless passion, intelligence or daring. He talks instead about them possessing an attitude and an orientation to life that separated them from the “unlucky” rest.
The great news is that this attitude can be cultivated by all of us. If you want good fortune to shine on you more often, here are certain qualities of character you can work on developing.
Curb the Pride
In her book, Stand Out, Dorie Clark says that lucky people are willing to approach others without expecting anything in return. Too often, we use every