Noah Webster’s dictionary defines luck as “a purposeless, unpredictable and uncontrollable force that shapes events favorably or unfavorably for an individual, group or cause”. The theory of luck is based on a timeless question about whether or not the universe behaves randomly or non-randomly. This question is often followed by the one related to whether or not there is a GOD.
Some people believe in luck and others don’t. Yet if you ask people if they think they are lucky or unlucky, most will recall the times when they felt lucky. In a world where cause and effect plays such a strong role, as humans, we still have a need to think we can control the outcome of events through luck. The reality is that luck is a way we can explain to ourselves when good or bad things happen by chance or random acts. You’ve experienced it… you’re driving and all of a sudden a car swerves into your lane and hits you, but you are not hurt. Or, you go to the casino, and win a $500 jackpot.
Many scientists call luck, “chance”. In other words, (good) luck is being in the right place at the right time for something positive to happen. Whether luck exists or not is not the question to ask. What’s more helpful is to create a mental attitude of thinking positively and confidently, to aspire to what is possible, to feel enthusiastic, and that’s when our inner souls will create the condition for luck to manifest itself.