Think LuckyEver wondered why some people seem to get all the luck? According to new research, it’s just all down to state of mind. The experts have given us five golden rules to help you make the most of life’s twists and turns.

The best opportunities arise when you approach life with a flexible mind-set. here’s how to change how you think…

  • ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS
    If you think this way…
    ‘Here’s my checklist. he has to be smart, attractive, financially secure, love cooking and love dogs.’
    Try this approach instead..
    ‘I don’t really have a type. I’m open to anyone as long as he’s a good person.’
  • WORK
    If you think this way…
    ‘I need to finish this project by 11, team meeting at 12, lunch at one, finish that report this afternoon and leave by six.’
    Try this approach instead…
    ‘I want to try to accomplish two major things today, but in my downtime I’m going to explore a few other ideas that could help the company or my career.’
  • FRIENDHSHIPS
    If you think this way…
    ‘I already have a handful of wonderful friends. I don’t need any more.’
    Try this approach instead…
    ‘I love to make friends even if it never goes further than a Facebook chat.’
  • CHORES
    If you think this way…
    ‘I need to get to the dry cleaner, the bank and the supermarket before I have lunch.’
    Try this approach instead…:
    ‘I have to get these things done, but I’m not going to rush because I don’t really know what to expect or whom I’ll meet. It will be interesting to see how it works out.’
  • BUSINESS MEETING
    If you think this way…
    ‘I’m meeting up with this person to do a deal, not thinking of them as a friend or a potential partner.’
    Try this approach instead…
    ‘I’ll accept a meeting with anyone, any time, because you never know where it might lead  –  even if it’s five years down the road.’

 

Posted on Mon 7th Mar 2011 21:31:22