If your luck has run out on you, you gotta get it back – and fast…
I get a lot of people asking me about luck. Some say they’ve never been lucky and feel they’ve been cursed since birth. Others say they’ve gone into a run of bad luck they can’t seem to shake.
There’s no doubt about it. Some people seem to be born lucky. Everything appears to fall into place for them. Or they miraculously escape bad things happening to them.
Either way, we could all do with a little more luck.
What’s more, your luck can desert you. It can run out on you. That’s when things start going wrong. Nothing works out. And it feels like you’re living in bad luck city – and who wants to live there?
Now it could be all coincidence. Richard Dawkins and other skeptics, for example, say there’s no such thing as luck, good or bad. But why worry about that? It’s all intellectualizing to no purpose.
Forget the skeptics. The game is to turn your luck around. Do something about it with whatever means at your disposal.
So what do you do if your luck is on a Kamikaze nosedive?
I’d advise you to fix up a charm or amulet and carry it with you at all times (my lucky amulets can be found here). It doesn’t have to be fancy. A lucky coin, charm or stone will do the trick. Ideally one you come across by chance, or under unusual circumstances, such as stumbling across a hag stone (stone with a naturally occurring hole in it) on a beach or beside a river.
I’d also recommend breaking patterns in your life. Take different routes when you go about your daily business. When you go to work, take a different road than usual. Eat at different restaurants. See different people.
The idea is to lure your luck back to you. Make your luck quizzical. Make it wonder what is going on.
That way, your luck will say the following to itself:
“What’s that doggone son-of-a-bitch doing? I better run on back to him to find out!”
The bottom line is: If your luck runs away from you, you gotta get it back – and fast.