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8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

Nina Kim | AllHealthcare

March 11, 2010

Always Think of the Glass as Half Full

To have the mindset of a “lucky” person, you must have an optimistic perspective of not just the future and your current situation, but of your past as well, says Matthew Smith, professor of psychology at Liverpool Hope University in England and co-author of a 1998 study on luck.

In this study, researchers found there was a positive correlation between considering oneself “lucky” and the propensity to remember more of the good things that happened to them rather than the bad. Smith found that when something bad happens to these “lucky” people now, they still think that even though it’s bad, the situation is better than the worst that could have possibly happened.

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