Sunday, November 18, 2007

Black cat crossed your path??


The luck that is ordained for you will be coveted by others

I woke up reading this line in my forecast and was stumped...Now I'm not a person who believes in all such stuff..for me its always about "being rewarded for what you have worked for...and what you believe in"

Now when I read about luck, it makes me wonder, if there is any such thing as luck??
Its such a paradox, this word. Its always used to suit our situations.
Consider the situation where one team loses against the other...The losing team keeps harping on the fact that it was 'badluck'. Don't they see that it could have been due to the bad performance of the team as a whole or a single wrong move or
decision...they don't see it that way, cos it helps them to blame it on an unseen quantity, for then no one will turn around and point fingers at them..they were not responsible, it was "luck" that was ...

When you wish someone "Good Luck" you will not cause such an extended period of fortune, but it expresses positive feelings toward the one -- not necessarily wholly undesirable. In the broad spectrum, I feel luck is just about spreading
positive cheer to those who believe that there is goodness in being positive..

Some believe that luck can be achieved through supernatural means...is it true???
I've always maintained that each one has an opinion on issues...and no one has the right to negate his/her opinions only because they think they are right...But when one says he's so lucky, he always gets things right. Whats the reason? Have they tried to analyse? They wont, because they have got it into their head that it was luck...that the other succeeded...


According to Richard Wiseman, these four principles can create good fortune in your life and career.

1. Maximize Chance Opportunities : Lucky people are skilled at creating, noticing, and acting upon chance opportunities. They do this in various ways, which
include building and maintaining a strong network, adopting a relaxed attitude to life, and being open to new experiences.
2. Listen to Your Lucky Hunches : Lucky people make effective decisions by listening to their intuition and gut feelings. They also take steps to actively boost their intuitive abilities -- for example, by meditating and clearing their mind of other thoughts.
3. Expect Good Fortune : Lucky people are certain that the future will be bright. Over time, that expectation becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because it helps lucky people persist in the face of failure and positively shapes their interactions with other people.
4. Turn Bad Luck Into Good : Lucky people employ various psychological techniques to cope with, and even thrive upon, the ill fortune that comes their way. For example, they spontaneously imagine how things could have been worse, they don't dwell on the ill fortune, and they take control of the situation.

Just believe that LUCK is random and so is CHANCE

Most successful people take the opposite view. They have “internal locus of control.” They believe that what happens in their life is nearly all down to them; and that even when chance events occur, what is important is not the event itself, but how you respond to it. When things go wrong, they quickly look for ways to put things right. They don’t whine, pity themselves, or complain about “bad luck.” They try to learn from what happened to avoid or correct it next time and get on
with living their life as best they can.

And now so what if the luck that is supposedly ordained to me and coveted by the other, at least he gains something...so I go back to being ME :)

15 comments:

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Youre damn lucky to get this analtyical brain ( mind ) of yours working overtime !!
Good Luck yo you !!
TC
CU

Thinking aloud said...

prats...u've been as busy...as a busy kitten...meow!!!..

very interesting post...i believe there is too much emphasis on luck in everything we do!!! even my 10yr old moans "it's the unluckiest day of my life"

'Luck is random and so is chance' ...i agree...

and so all the very best... and you are lucky that your mind functions on a Sunday amidst all that chaos:)...

Prats said...

@CU Too much of analysis, drove that luck away heheh....it went to the other coveted person and I was left doing the post...

@TA You bet, that emphasis is really overdone. And I have heard this word more often from the kids than others I think. And Sunday had the analysis being done cos, in between doing drops and pick ups all you can think of is sleep,which I had no LUCK doing, so I thought y not another rant :)

Thinking aloud said...

and a good rant at that :))

Rambler said...

Interesting prats, I do believe in luck, or rather an unknown force which determines the outcome of anything.
After all our efforts, complete and thoughtful, sometimes the things get spoiled, and sometimes without any of our efforts they work out beautifully, there must be some force which drives the world the way it works. now if you might call it luck, god, or just a supernatural force..

Prats said...

@rambler This force of course is what drives us. I agree. But somehow I feel its not exactly what people would call as LUCK. But many a times things go wrong and it isn't in our control, I still wonder if we can say Luck played a part there

Ritu said...

Hi. Am here from PS's blog.

I think your point of view was fabulous... Great great post.. Am forwarding the link to my hubby, who for the past 6 months lets the Daily Zodiac reading rule his day, his moods and his decisions to some extent...

He's gotto read this....

Prats said...

@ritu Welcome here Ritu. Thank you for that ..you brought me a smile...cos i've felt that I was alone in thinking like this....go ahead and hope this makes you and the hubby smile

Keshi said...

I wrote abt LUCK too..recently. :)

I think Luck is a bitch. LOL!

Keshi.

Prats said...

@keshi Hey I rememeber posting a comment on that too....
I never believed in it, and always believed that we just get paid for our efforts, sometimes now and maybe sometimes later..
How're you now??

pratima said...

Hey watch the movie"Just my luck" on star or HBO not sure...good fun it was didnt watch the end though

Prats said...

@pratima Sure will watch that....wonder how I've missed it...will tell u how it ended ;)

Raghu said...

Random events happen in everyone's life! Its how we react to them that determines our strength!

The easiest is to run helter skelter and find someone/something to blame for our inability to handle situations!

Takes a lot to introspect and respond appropriately to a situation...

Like the spirit! Thanks... ignited a few things tonight!

fari said...

i just woke up today and read these same lines in my todays fortune..
was really happy to see some people can think alike..

atleast some people are lucky whether it is ordained or coveted.

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