“He takes people who self-define as lucky and people who don’t say they’re lucky, and then he puts a $20 bill in the street and the lucky people notice them and pick them up. And unlucky people don’t.”
It turns out there really is a difference between people who perceive themselves as lucky and those who don’t.
Nautilus shares some fascinating research on luck that’s found the key to good luck is an open mind.
People who believe they’re lucky are literally able to see opportunities that people who think of themselves as unlucky miss. This even includes things like looking for a parking space — research found if you’re anxious about finding a good spot your vision literally narrows and you’re more likely to miss one.