Luck is a skill that can be developed. It's about a flexibility of mind and a willingness to listen to your heart and trust your gut. Take advantage of chance occurrences, break the weekly routine, and, once in a while, have the courage to let go. The world is full of opportunity if you're prepared to embrace it. Tina Seelig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures program and author of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, writes: "Lucky people don't just pay attention to the world around them and meet interesting individuals--they also find unusual ways to use and recombine their knowledge and experiences. Most people have remarkable resources at their fingertips, but never figure out how to leverage them. However, lucky people appreciate the value of their knowledge and their network, and tap into their goldmines as needed."

Published on: Jun 20, 2017