What is "luck"? Is it a psychic gift or a question of intelligence? What is it that "lucky people" have that "unlucky people" lack?
Research psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman put luck under a scientific microscope for the very first time, examining the different ways in which lucky and unlucky people think and behave.
- creating chance opportunities
- thinking lucky
- feeling lucky
- denying fate [fatalism].
|I love to count my gold. Don't touch it.|
Filled with real-life stories from hundreds of interviews, there are also inspirational quotes from the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Oprah Winfrey.
There are graphed research data from his eight-year study of luck, Dr. Wiseman's book promises to offer "a scientifically proven way to understand, control, and increase your luck."
They possess four basic psychological traits that unlucky people don't. What are those traits? They are the ability to:
- maximize chance opportunities
- listen to "gut feelings"
- expect good fortune
- see the bright side of bad luck.
The format is marked by repetitive chapter summaries, but Dick Wiseman's upbeat, charismatic tone might persuade even skeptical readers of the transformative effect luck can have in their personal and professional lives. More