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August 1, 2017
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What is luck?


A famous quote by Seneca holds the crux-

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Among a batch of 200 new joiners, I was the first one to get into a project when I joined a Job in 2010. Many said that “You are lucky” but the truth is something else. I said Yes to the offered opportunity at once when everyone was reluctant to join for a support role.

Winning lottery or hitting a jackpot does not define your luck. Never in my Life I won a single jackpot, (I commit, I tried few times) but I still consider myself Lucky.

I do not have my lucky footwear or something like that. Things can’t define your luck but can only make you feel better.

Richard Wiseman bestselling author of  Luck Factor says “What is luck: Luck is something that we create by our thoughts and behavior.”


Yes, we can attract good luck. How?

  • Being open to all possibilities.

People who always resist changes are less likely to experience the goodness of Life. Always have a Plan B.

Never see any opportunity as a waste of time. It may open the next door of success for you.

  • By trying new things

If you do not try new things, how can you say that it works or not. Even if you fail, but next time you would know what does not work for you.

Apart from your Job, learn new skills and seek new experiences.

  • Being Optimistic

Optimism helps to identify solutions and answers where being pessimist, we only see problems and heartache.

Each one of us have this fear at some point in our lives. But what we need to learn with time is How to overcome this fear.

Fear pulls us back from reaching our full potential.

  • By spending time wisely

Our time is limited and we need to prioritize where and with whom to spend this limited time on.

We tend to kill our time over social media and call it Entertainment. I guess we all know time spent on scrolling through other’s profiles and fancy pictures is not Entertainment.

Focus on the most important task first and then move to other less priority tasks.

  • By considering yourself lucky.

Someone said “Luck is believing you’re lucky.”

Feel fortunate and do not dwell too long on the setbacks and bad experiences that life brings your way.

No one labels you for Good or Bad luck. Its only us who can. You must have heard people saying “Its my bad luck” but rarely seen someone saying “Its your bad luck”


Dear you, stop blaming luck for your wrong decisions and bad mood and BE LUCKY!


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  • Reply arv! September 14, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Lovely write up with relevant suggestion and ideas. I haven’t come across a good write up on this subject before. Worth sharing with others…. Will share it on social media!

  • Reply monika September 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    lovely post Upasna , yes dont think before saying yes to opportunities

  • Reply Obsessivemom August 8, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Great pointers there – the thought about being open to new possibilities is so important. Though inherently I’m someone who plays it safe, yet each time I have stuck my neck out I’ve found something good happening to me.

  • Reply Damyanti August 7, 2017 at 11:57 am

    What Natasha said above. It is all projection and perception.

  • Reply Ramya August 3, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Very well said. I consider myself lucky and believe in the quote “Luck is believing that you are lucky”.

    • Reply Upasna August 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks for commenting Ramya. Yay! We are Lucky 🙂

  • Reply Natasha August 1, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Yes luck is by our side when we chose to make it happen with our positive thoughts. Luck is our thoughts that we send out to the universe and make our reality.

  • Reply Mayuri Nidigallu August 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    This post is really making me see things differently, Upasna.
    I love it when you say , ‘Yes, we can train our mind to create good luck. If you do not try new things, how can you say that it works or not. Even if you fail, but next time you would know what does not work for you.’
    A true eye opener, this post.

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