People who are regularly “lucky in life” usually display these 8 behaviors

Luck isn’t always a matter of chance. Often, it’s the result of certain behaviors that “lucky” people consistently display.

I’ve noticed that these so-called “lucky” individuals possess eight common traits.

In this article, we’re going to delve into these behaviors. Not to make you superstitious, but to show you that creating your own “luck” is within your reach.

So buckle up and let’s explore these eight behaviors that can turn you into one of those people who are regularly “lucky in life”.

1) Embrace positivity

Everyday life throws us curveballs, and how we handle them can make the difference between being “lucky” or not.

People who are regularly lucky in life tend to maintain a positive outlook, even in challenging situations. It’s not about ignoring problems, but rather about approaching them with a hopeful mindset.

This might sound a bit like a mindfulness practice – and you wouldn’t be wrong. As someone who has studied Buddhism and mindfulness extensively, I can tell you that positivity is a key component of these practices.

In fact, by consciously choosing to focus on the good in every situation, these lucky individuals open themselves up to opportunities that others might miss. They see potential where others see roadblocks.

So if you’re looking to invite more luck into your life, start by embracing positivity. It’s not about blind optimism, but about maintaining a hopeful perspective that can help you navigate life’s twists and turns.

Remember: luck often finds those who are open to seeing it. 

And speaking of looking at the bright side…

2) Practice gratitude

“Lucky” individuals also have a knack for recognizing and appreciating the good things in their lives. This is known as practicing gratitude.

As a mindfulness practitioner, I’ve found that cultivating a sense of gratitude can profoundly impact how we perceive our circumstances. It’s about acknowledging the value in every experience, good or bad.

The renowned Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh once said, “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

This quote beautifully encapsulates this idea of gratitude. It’s about cherishing each moment and recognizing its value, no matter how small.

By practicing gratitude, “lucky” people often find that they’re more attuned to life’s blessings, helping them see opportunities where others might only see obstacles. And that, in turn, reinforces their resilience…

3) Cultivate resilience

Life is filled with ups and downs. That’s a given. Those who are often considered “lucky” have a strong trait in common: resilience.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity, to keep moving forward in the face of difficulties. It’s about understanding that suffering is a part of life, but it doesn’t define our life.

This aligns with the core teachings of Buddhism, which acknowledges that life is inherently filled with suffering (Dukkha), but it’s through understanding and facing this suffering that we can reach enlightenment (Nirvana).

“Lucky” individuals seem to inherently understand this concept. They don’t shy away from challenges or wallow in self-pity when things go wrong. Instead, they pick themselves up, learn from the experience, and move forward.

It’s raw, it’s often tough, but it’s this ability to face life head on that often opens up new opportunities — sometimes even leading to what others might perceive as “luck”.

4) Practice mindfulness

Another thing about “lucky” individuals is that they are often extraordinarily mindful. They live in the present moment and fully engage with their current circumstances.

Mindfulness is about paying attention to what’s happening around you, without getting lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future. It’s about fully experiencing the present moment.

The truth is, opportunities for “luck” are often happening all around us. But if our minds are elsewhere, we might miss them.

Practicing mindfulness allows these lucky individuals to be fully present and aware of the opportunities life presents them. They’re not waiting for luck to strike; they’re creating their own luck by being fully engaged with life.

It’s not always easy. Mindfulness takes practice and dedication. But the rewards, as seen in those who are regularly “lucky in life”, can be significant.

5) Live with intent

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One of the most significant traits I’ve noticed in people who are consistently “lucky” is that they live their lives with a clear intent.

Living with intent means aligning your actions with your values and goals. It’s not about drifting aimlessly through life, but about making conscious choices that move you in the direction you want to go.

In my book, “Hidden Secrets of Buddhism: How To Live With Maximum Impact and Minimum Ego”, I delve deeper into how this concept is fundamental to Buddhism and how it can be applied to our everyday lives.

By living with intent, “lucky” individuals often find that they’re not just stumbling upon good fortune – they’re actively creating it. They’re setting themselves up for success and, in turn, attracting more “luck” into their lives.

6) Embrace impermanence

People who seem to be “lucky” in life understand a fundamental truth: Everything is impermanent.

This concept is core to both Buddhism and mindfulness. It’s the realization that everything in life – the good and the bad – is transient and ever-changing.

Life’s circumstances are constantly shifting. Today’s struggles may be tomorrow’s victories, and vice versa. By accepting this, “lucky” individuals are better equipped to ride life’s ups and downs without being overwhelmed.

They don’t cling too tightly to success, realizing it’s fleeting. And they don’t despair too deeply in the face of adversity, knowing it too shall pass.

This raw acceptance of impermanence can be challenging, but it’s also liberating. It allows these individuals to flow with life’s changes, often leading them to opportunities and “luck” that others may miss.

7) Nurture compassion

“Lucky” people often possess a deep sense of compassion, not just for others, but for themselves as well.

Compassion is a fundamental teaching in Buddhism. The Dalai Lama once said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

This involves understanding the suffering of others and wishing to alleviate it, but it also means being kind to ourselves when we face challenges or make mistakes.

People who are regularly “lucky” understand that compassion fosters connection, empathy, and positivity. It can open doors, create opportunities and even attract “luck”.

It’s raw and real. It’s about acknowledging our shared human experience and treating each other – and ourselves – with kindness and understanding.

8) Welcome uncertainty

Here’s a counterintuitive idea: those who are regularly “lucky” in life often welcome uncertainty.

Mindfulness teaches us to stay present and grounded, even when things are uncertain. It’s about accepting that we can’t control everything, and that’s okay.

In fact, uncertainty can be a fertile ground for “luck”. When we’re open to the unknown, we’re more likely to spot opportunities that others might overlook in their need for certainty.

It’s not about reckless risk-taking, but about being comfortable with not knowing what comes next. By welcoming uncertainty, these “lucky” individuals are able to adapt and thrive in ever-changing circumstances, often leading to unexpected opportunities or “luck”.

In conclusion

Being “lucky” in life isn’t so much about chance as it is about cultivating certain behaviors and attitudes.

Positivity, gratitude, resilience, mindfulness, living with intent, embracing impermanence, nurturing compassion, and welcoming uncertainty are all traits that can set you up for a life filled with opportunity and “luck”.

If you’re interested in learning more about how these principles align with the teachings of Buddhism, I invite you to check out my book “Hidden Secrets of Buddhism: How To Live With Maximum Impact and Minimum Ego”. It dives deeper into these concepts and offers practical advice on how to incorporate them into your everyday life.

Remember, luck isn’t something that simply happens to us.

More often than not, it’s something we create for ourselves through our actions and attitudes.

And the good news is, these traits can be cultivated by anyone willing to put in the effort. Here’s to creating your own “luck” in life!

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Lachlan Brown

I’m Lachlan Brown, the editor of Ideapod and founder of Hack Spirit. I love writing practical articles that help others live a mindful and better life. I have a graduate degree in Psychology and I’ve spent the last 6 years reading and studying all I can about human psychology and practical ways to hack our mindsets. If you to want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Twitter or Facebook.

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