Make Your Own "Luck"

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     While luck may seem like an impossible concept sometimes and a serendipitous exchange in other moments, it gains a multi-layered reputation. However, luck is simply what you make of it, and this article is designed to redefine and reconsider the true definition of luck. Luck plays a prevalent role in our lives and cannot be denied, but personal responsibility and healthy choices are most important to ensuring luck.

     When considering success, many people immediately correlate it to professional endeavors and achievements. Making your own luck professionally implies that your ambition and passions are fully realized and achieved thereby solidifying a professional career. Setting goals for yourself, creating a malleable schedule, and pursuing challenges like promotions and employment positions that may seem impossible are great steps toward fulfilling yourself professionally.

     In terms of personal happiness, there are certain key steps to ensuring a constant “lucky” personality. Surrounding yourself with supportive friends and family members is critical to personal luck. Having self-fulfilling hobbies and events to look forward to with entertaining company is also pertinent to luck and happiness. Similarly, trying new experiences and pushing yourself to take chances oftentimes equates to personal luck.

    Physical luck is based on personal responsibility as well, and certain tasks can make one more successful than another. Daily exercise, no matter how much you can schedule into your day, is a beneficial step toward physical health. Eating healthy also promotes a certain kind of luck that can only be helpful to healthy people. While physical health is also individual, making sure that you are healthy and happy in a physical sense is critical as well.

     Emotional luck is based on positive, healthy relationships with yourself and with others. Communication is an important component to relationships because luck is centered on emotional health. If you are honest with yourself about your emotions and feelings, then you will always be emotionally lucky. Meditation and other introspective activities can help you figure out how best to pursue emotional luck because emotional health is very individualistic as a concept and varies based on experiences and emotions.

     Mental luck is often variable, ranging day-by-day for many people. Some days are more mentally strenuous than others, testing our patience and happiness. Mental health is rarely static and takes more than just luck to balance; it takes dedication and work, and it can often include different combinations of plans for different people. When dealing with a particularly daunting mental day, don’t forget to acknowledge that rest and relaxation are necessary to never over-extend yourself.


     Luck is a fantastical concept, implying that circumstances work together to provide successful situations. While this is a comforting notion for those of us who are lucky, a person must also pursue luck and ensure that it is always present. With the steps listed above, luck is not only a stable presence in a person’s life, but it can be channeled and called upon in times of strife and stress.