Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Science Of Lucky...or is it?

Below are appended from an email from my (ex)colleague, consider, an old friend ;-)I believe many people will asked, how to become LUCK? No concrete evidence that can proved that there is a SURE LUCKY formula(s), articles below is an experiment done, and perhaps to a certain extend, it may be true, still entirely up to individual.
How to Be Lucky – Err… I think is in the form of “Science”? Nah, who cares? Happy Reading. (Pity, I’ve actually re-type the whole articles for the posting on this blog)

Why do some people get all the luck while others never get the breaks they deserves? A psychologist says he has discovered the answer.

Ten years ago, I set out to examine luck. I wanted to know why some people are always in the right place at the right time, while others consistently experience ill fortune. I placed advertisement in national newspaper asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me.

Hundreds of extraordinary men and women volunteered for my research and, over the years, I have interviewed them, monitored their lives and has them take part in experiments.

The result reveal that although these people have almost no insight into the causes of their luck, their thoughts and behavior are responsible for much of their good and bad fortune. Take the case of seemingly chance opportunities. Lucky people consistently encounter such opportunities, whereas unlucky people do not.

I carried out a simple experiment to discover whether this has due to differences in their ability to spot such opportunities. I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside. I had secretly placed a large message half through the newspaper saying: “Tell the experimenter you have seen this and win ₤250.”

This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more then two inches high. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it. Unlucky people are generally more tense than lucky people, and this anxiety disrupt their ability to notice the unexpected.

As a result, they miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They go to parties intend on finding their perfect partner and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look through newspapers determined to find certain types of job advertisement and miss other types of jobs.

Lucky People are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there rather than just what they are looking for. My research eventually revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decision by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.

Towards the end of the work, I wondered whether these principles could used to create good luck, I asked a group of volunteers to spend a month carrying out exercises designed to help them think an behave like a lucky person.

Dramatic result these exercises helped them spot chance opportunities, listen to their intuition, expect to be lucky, and be more resilient to bad luck One month later, the volunteers returned and described what had happened. The result were dramatic, 80% of people were now happier, more satisfied with their lives and, perhaps most important of all, luckier.

The lucky people had become lucky and the unlucky people had become luckier.
Finally I had found the elusive “luck factor” Here are the top four tips :1) Listen to your gut instincts – they are normally right2) Be open to new experiences and breaking your normal routine
3) Spend a few moments each day remembering things that went well4) Visualize yourself being lucky before an important meeting or telephone call.Luck is very often a self-fulfilling prophecy, Have a lucky day.”

Monday, October 22, 2007

What the blog about ?

Mmm...How do I start...not too long ago I aware that there are some other friends out there who read my blog, which is a surprise for me, last time I started the blog as a place to rage, roving...with a group of "Blog Buddies", it was a very rolling type of blog last time, many people stop posting now, but Blog popularity is increasing everyday, time goes by and fast, today for me the purpose of posting this blog more or less still the same, but with addition that it help to learn some net stuff and also to write "philosophy", for new friend, long time friend, very long time (school) friend, or the sort.

OK, there's one fella here birthday, so we all make a birthday dinner for that fella, well is a nice dinner eventhough is "oily" and "very windy". Happy Birthday to you Sir. 来啦! 来啦!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Become better species ?

Here is a story on a "busy road", happened for real … A dog was knocked down by a car and died in the middle of the road. Later, another dog is seen beside the motionless dog, and it tried to wake the companion up using its paw. When the attempts to wake its companion failed, it tried to push the fallen companion.

Though the traffic was busy and dangerous, it just will not go away from the fallen companion. It just stood beside the fallen companion howling and "crying"

A lot of people saw this incident and promptly wiped out their gargets to take some pictures. "How, even a dog can show its love to its friend…" and it will be a great story to tell…" it must seemed to have come to their minds quickly. And so, I guess this is how you are getting this story…

Point to ponder: With all this technological inventions and innovations, have we, human, become better species?Do we know love better then animals? Yes, ..or at least it used to be. We may be losing the most instinctive behavior while we are busy building highways and archs in our lives. These pictures reminding us we may be becoming second in the primal designs God has created.