Désolée, c'est en anglais... si certaines insistent, je pourrais essayer de traduire.
The Luck Project was originally conceived to scientifically explore
psychological differences between people who considered themselves
exceptionally lucky and
unlucky. This initial work was funded by The
Leverhulme Trust and undertaken by Prof. Richard Wiseman in collaboration with Dr. Matthew Smith and Dr. Peter Harris.
Prof. Wiseman has since built upon this initial work by identifying
the four basic principles used by lucky people to create good fortune in
their lives, and developing techniques that enable individuals to
enhance their own good luck.
This research has involved working with hundreds of exceptionally
lucky and unlucky people, and has employed various methods - including
psychometric questionnaires, laboratory experiments and extensive
interviewing - to better understand the psychology of luck.
The results of this work reveal that people are not born lucky.
Instead, lucky people are, without realising it, using four basic principles
to create good fortune in their lives.
Principle One: Maximise Chance Opportunities - Lucky people are skilled at creating, noticing and acting upon chance opportunities. They do this in various ways, including networking, adopting a relaxed attitude to life and by being open to new experiences.
Principle Two: Listening to Lucky Hunches - Lucky people make
effective decisions by listening to their intuition and gut feelings. In
addition, they take steps to actively boost their intuitive abilities by, for
example, meditating and clearing their mind of other thoughts.
Principle Three: Expect Good Fortune - Lucky people are certain that the future is going to be full of good fortune. These expectations
become self-fulfilling prophecies by helping lucky people persist in the
face of failure, and shape their interactions with others in a positive
Principle Four: Turn Bad Luck to Good - Lucky people employ various psychological techniques to cope with, and often even thrive upon, the ill fortune that comes their way. For example, they spontaneously imagine how things could have been worse, do not dwell on the ill fortune, and take control of the situation.
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