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The Luck Factor: Changing Your Luck, Changing Your Life: The Four Essential Principles Paperback – 18 Aug 2004
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"Wiseman knows the secret of a lucky life." (Daily Telegraph) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I have suffered from social anxiety all my life and so was conditioned into a negative thought process in everything I did. Even after I'd improved my life and gotten over the worst, I still tended to sometimes dwell on the negative. Then one day, a very honest woman told me in a nice way that I came across as very negative sometimes. I had no idea, believing that I had sorted all my anxiety issues and so any lingering issues could be blamed on other people and not myself. Well, I was wrong and she was right! I was struggling to get girlfriends and meet close friends and to really advance myself in life. That was until this girl gave me her copy of 'The Luck Factor'.
Yes, I already knew everything in the book about how being positive is the way to go and making myself open to people was what I needed to do but knowing it and believing in it and then actually doing it are very seperate issues. It's like losing weight - we know it's good for us, we all want to make ourselves look and feel better and we all know HOW to do it. So why do so many of us fail? It's a psychological thing. Something stops us from doing it and sticking at it. Sometimes we need inspiration, something to really make us believe and kick-start us into action. Well, this book is that inspiration! You can't beat real life stories and cold hard facts, as well as being able to empathise with others. The Luck Factor will force you to examine your life and look at it in a way you probably won't have before and once you have done that, you can't fail not to start to improve your situation. The Luck Factor has become my 'Bible' and if I ever slip, I just look to it to edge me back on the right path.
Truly life changing.
Like Richard Wiseman's '59 Seconds', this book is based on foundations of legitimate psychology, but here you will not be bogged down by anything you won't understand. Instead the book, to its great credit, is presented on layman's terms. It explains how it is that though the majority of people will encounter equal amounts of both good and bad luck, but it is their manner in which they handle situations where they have a change of mentality. A person who perceives themselves as 'Lucky' for example is more likely to take advantage of opportunities, or will spot opportunities far easier than a person who encounters 'bad' luck. Indeed the two sides could even interpret a car crash differently, with a person with a 'Lucky' mentality interpreting it as "At least I'm still alive". The difference with a "Unlucky" person would be their interpretation of "Just my luck, I WOULD have to get into a car accident wouldn't I!"
This is what makes this book so wonderful, and indeed can help it SEEM like there really is a 'Law of Attraction'. But instead of basing its conclusions on notions centered around the supernatural, we are given rational explanations as to why certain people in life appear to do better than the rest of us. Having a good mentality about life also draws more people to you as well, therefore increasing your own social circle.
As a sort of companion piece, I would also highly recommend that you read Danny Wallace's 'Yes Man'. I know some 'Law of Attraction' bloggers have cited it as the book to kick start the 'LOA' in your life, but if you're a rational human being, you'll see how silly that is. However the two books together will certainly make it FEEL as if such a thing does exist. However it is far healthier to have a change of mentality rather than an abandonment of sanity.
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