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Discussion on: How to Create Luck

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Hussein Duvigneau

I once saw a televised social experiment, where strangers were asked "do you generally consider yourself lucky?"

They were then given a book, and asked to go through and count every picture. On one of the first few pages was a picture with text that read something like "STOP COUNTING, THERE ARE 81 PICTURES IN THIS BOOK!"

The people who initially answered "yes" to if they consider themselves lucky tended to notice the image, while those who said "no" skipped straight past it and counted their way through every page.

The conclusion was that you make your own luck through power of observation and seeking opportunities, rather than being too focused in your own world.

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swyx Author

luck is all around us if we notice it harder :)