“Why does this keep happening to me?” This question is often asked by those down in the dumps, or who have a stream of ‘bad Luck ‘ that seem to follow them. Charlene was always late. Late for exams, late for work, late for appointments, late for time with her family…she was late for just about everything. Yet she utters these words when she is fired, dumped, kids faltered etc. But is there something she’s doing wrong that causes these stream of ‘bad luck’ to follow her? Let’s give her the benefit of the Doubt.
Most of us can think of situations that are like that of Charlene’s. People will tell you to follow old wives fables such as throwing salt over your left shoulder, burning incense, carrying protective charms, lighting a few candles of specific colors, and much more to change streams of bad luck. But life is more than that. Perhaps we can Carve out the time to try a new approach. Here are 5 ways that may help.
5 Practical Ways to Overcome Bad Luck
Reflect on your life and where you have come from. Have you been doing some things that seem to attract results that differ from what you really want? As you reflect, pen your thoughts. Keeping track helps you know where bad habits are so you can do something about them.
Once you have considered where you have been going wrong, take corrective action. Do something different that will lead to a more positive result. If you are always late, then make a deliberate and conscious decision to be on time. Wake up earlier. Leave earlier. Afterall time is money. You lose it if you’re late for work, or pay fees such as missing airline flights, not to mention bills that lead to bad credit. So Quicken your interest and spring into to a new habit before it’s too late.
Learn And Grow
Take the time to learn something new. If you have a bad habit that you want to correct, Center your efforts on improvement. Read up on it. Get help. Learn how to fix it. It is in the learning that the change will come.
Don’t be afraid to Step Out
Stepping out to do something different can be daunting. It is something that most of us avoid. Afterall, we don’t want to make mistakes. We don’t want to live with regrets. But it is in stepping out in spite of our fears that make us succeed. Many are the examples of society’s leaders and those we admire who stepped out and eventually succeeded. You don’t have to think far. Just picture the famous ‘selfie’ that many can’t seem to do without. Commonly done using an iPhone. Yessss… Steve Jobs took a leap and it worked! Now we eat, sleep, and dream using the device (but that’s another story …smile).
Celebrate Small Wins
Celebrate as you progress. Encouragement goes a long way for both ourselves and others. Celebration does not have to be expensive. It can be as simple as doing something you enjoy. The important thing is that you recognise the progress you’re making.
So today make a conscious decision to make a change. Make a U-turn. Do it slowly to avoid getting dizzy. And even if you do get a little dizzy and knocked off your feet, get back up! Continue moving. Your dreams, goals, aspirations, and those close to you won’t be able to miss it.