5 ways to get lucky

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Mar 10, 2010

Luck isn’t just for the fortunate few—the lotto winners, backyard oil barons, and game-show champs. You can improve your own luck by taking a few steps in the right direction. So quit rubbing that rabbit foot bare, searching for elusive four-leaf clovers, or seeking vertically challenged leprechauns. Instead, take action, stay focused, and follow these words of wisdom from people who created their own winning streaks.

Get ready
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
– Seneca, Roman philosopher

Be kind
"Your luck is how you treat people."
– Unknown

Don’t hesitate
"The day you decide to do it is your lucky day."
– Japanese proverb

Be brave
"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
– Unknown

Never give up
"Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish."
– Ovid, Roman classical poet