Last Updated on November 11, 2020
Good luck seems to be like a mystical gift that only favors certain people while leaving many others behind. Many people keep cursing their bad luck and tend to believe that the universe is not treating them fairly enough while others think that bad luck is their inevitable destiny. But, it seems that unlucky people have only themselves to blame for any amounts of bad luck they have.
In fact, psychologists and mathematicians have managed to identify a clear pattern between human behavior and the success they can achieve.
Do you fancy becoming one of the lucky ones? All you need to do is avoid all sorts of toxic behavior that attracts bad luck like a magnet.
Keep reading to learn how to get rid of bad luck!
10. Not believing in failureAlthough it sounds controversial, people who make the fewest mistakes tend to stop trying to become successful sooner than later. In fact, according to scientists, the perfect ratio for failures is 15 percent. During an experiment in which scientists tried to teach artificial intelligence to sort materials, the process went more quickly when the task was performed 85 percent correct, but when the machine answered correctly for more than 85 percent of the time, it considered the task as too easy and it seemed useless to look for new ways to a solution. And the very same thing applies to people as well! So embrace your fear of failure, or even better, never step back from making new mistakes.
9. Always trying to be a good person
Avoiding becoming a toxic person is one thing and always acting nice to please everyone around you is another. And the latter is one of the things that turn you into someone with bad luck as well as prevent success. Another example is that some people try to convey their opinion politely while others strongly defend their positions. This time, it’s the latter category of people that have higher chances of success. The takeaway is that you should stop being offended by criticism and never let negative comments scare you away or affect your self-esteem. Surprisingly, being stubborn and rebellious comes with plenty of good luck and success. That’s what scientists concluded after 4 decades of observations where naughty children grew up into successful adults who speak up directly and frankly about their wishes and interests.
8. Deeply believing in universal injustice
Unlucky people never stop talking about their misfortunes and troubles. But once another person talks to them and listens to what they have to say about their oh-so miserable life, they’d immediately conclude that their problems aren’t even that problematic. This type of reverse egocentrism is actually an attempt to get more attention and sympathy but all it does is push other people away. People who believe they’re cursed with bad luck only make things worse for themselves by wasting time on being offended by what life throws their way.
7. Skipping breakfast and downing the wrong beverages
In fact, a perfectly productive day is strongly connected to being able to do important things in the morning and maintaining good levels of concentration for a long time. Although it seems extremely difficult, it can easily be done. For instance, you should never skip breakfast. The first meal of the day offers the necessary energy to get things done and enhance your short-term memory. Experts also recommend drinking a glass of water with some lemon juice half an hour before eating breakfast rather than starting the morning with a cup of coffee. This will keep your body well-hydrated and help it stay focused throughout the day.
6. Underestimating the importance of emotions
People who fail to or have no clue how to read other people’s feelings are less likely to compromise and adapt to changing situations quickly. Low emotional intelligence can actually lead to failure on both professional and personal levels. The good news is that you can develop emotional intelligence by watching great movies, studying paintings, and reading more books. Also, try to spend more of your inner energy on loving yourself more. A healthy amount of narcissism can help lead to high emotional intelligence as well as more success because those who possess these traits believe they deserve proper recognition and always do their best to improve their lives.
5. Developing in only one direction
Each and every one of us possesses a specific skill or trait that makes us proud of how awesome we are. However, focusing on just one thing isn’t the right thing to do if you want to boost your luck and success. In fact, scientists found that being successful requires having a strong personality, in addition to the desire to know more and the will power toward achieving physical development. According to British psychologists, the most important traits that can help you become successful are competitiveness, taking risks, curiosity, acceptance of ambiguity, adaptability, and conscientiousness.
4. Using full names during introductions
According to statistics, the length of a person’s name and their monthly income are directly connected. That’s why you should always use a shorter name when introducing yourself. Using only your first name makes you seem open and makes other people trust you easily. In fact, the shorter your name is, the better. Researchers calculated that one more letter in your name might decrease your yearly income by as much as ,600!
3. Not Caring About your body shape
This might be surprising but there is a subconscious association between a person’s waistline and their level of success. Professor Jane Ogden says that ladies who have a thin waist make everyone around them believe that they are the masters of self-control. People looking at one of these women will instantly think that she can control herself and that she definitely has the will power to shape her own life.
2. Agreeing to things that don’t match your interests
People tend to smile and nod in agreement with others’ suggestions simply because it’s harder to object, explain, and take responsibility for their own decisions. That’s how a person can easily gain the angelic, yet useless reputation of being the nicest person, which is not the type of qualities that lead to success and good fortune, especially when the person’s friendliness is driven by the hidden desire to avoid responsibility and criticism.
1. Not having enough kisses
Kissing is a very prosperous and rewarding activity. Not only does it boost immunity and get rid of stress, but it also strengthens the couple’s bond and promotes a long-lasting relationship. What’s more, showing your love and affection to your loved one through daily kisses becomes more and more important as the days and years go by. Apparently, a person who loves and feels loved back shows more enthusiasm at work and thus has higher chances to succeed and feel lucky. If you have a partner, go kiss them now! Do you believe in luck or have any secret recipes for success? Please leave a comment to tell us all about it.