VAQA: How Do You Make Your Own Luck?
by Cherie Zamora, SHRM-CP, Business Operations Manager
How Do You Make Your Own Luck?
"I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it" - Thomas Jefferson
You don’t need a four-leaf clover to know that good luck comes to those who work hard, but there always seems to be that certain someone who walks on the lucky side of the street. Their path looks as if it has no rain, more success and as if they are always able start off on the right foot (or maybe they have a lucky rabbit's foot).
Sometimes it helps to take a step back and gain some perspective. Without the rain, you would never see a rainbow. And sometimes luck is not something that you put in your pocket, but is earned through hard work and positive thinking. Focusing on what is on your street instead of on Larry Lucky’s may lead you to a bigger pot of gold at the end of the storm.
Luck has many sides, but how do you keep it on yours? It is indeed something you can make to work in your favor. Here are a couple of tips on how to make your own luck:
LUCKY NUMBER 7 TIPS:
1. Work On Your Social Skills
Being more open and starting conversations at events or even in line at the coffee shop could lead to life-long connections and new opportunities. It’s also important to remember the connections you already have. Reach out to those you count on, and keep those relationships strong. You never know who could be your lucky four-leaf clover!
2. Know The Steps to Take
Plans can be overwhelming. From completing your next big project to developing a new diet plan; visualizing your path and what steps you need to take can give you all the luck you need to reach your goals!
3. Give Your Time and Resources
Spread the luck! Share with others what has proven to work for you. You never know what good will come back to you, and oftentimes it does when least expected.
4. Be Spontaneous
Be open to new experiences whenever they show up on your path! Taking chances can lead to new insights and knowledge gained from different perspectives. Being curious can lead you to things you thought were impossible!
5. Realize Failure Happens
We are all human, right? So mistakes happen, things don’t go as planned and being spontaneous sometimes fails you. This doesn’t mean that you are out of luck; you just need to look at the problem from a different angle. Sometimes failure can open the door to greater opportunity. So keep your mind focused on the prize and your luck might be just around the corner.
6. Stay Positive
If you think you’ll be lucky, you may experience better outcomes than someone who thinks they are always unlucky. Why spend all that time focusing on the negative? A positive attitude can make you more resilient when bad things come your way!
7. Be Present
Losing your thoughts to what might be is an easy thing to do. Knowing that the smallest choice you make can have a huge impact can be overwhelming. Remember though, that the smallest choice could always lead to an even brighter future! So live in the present and focus more on what is happening now rather than what is to come.
At Vantage Agora, we can help create that luck for you! We can provide you with solutions that will help you get to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Our industry-leading Business Operating System (BOS), OX Zion, is designed to help your company achieve Operational Excellence! It can give you the visibility you need to make your own luck.