Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Richard Wiseman, a professor at the University of Hertfordshire, did a study of lucky and unlucky people to see if it was just random chance, spooky magic ... or if there were real differences that caused such different results in life. It turns out luck isn't just serendipity or due to the paranormal. A lot of it is about the choices people make.
Studying over a thousand subjects, Wiseman found that lucky people maximize opportunities. The study showed that they are more open to new experiences, more extroverted, and less neurotic. They listen to their hunches. Most of all, Wiseman says, lucky people just try stuff.
-Eric Barker, Barking Up The Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong