See what is there rather than just what they are looking for

This is very interesting, though outside my usual area of interest.

Great quote: “I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside. On average, the unlucky people took about two minutes to count the photographs, whereas the lucky people took just seconds. Why? Because the second page of the newspaper contained the message: "Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper." This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more than 2in 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.”

The whole concept of "luck" is best summed up by the title of this entry – see what is there rather then what you wish/dread is there. But is it really that easy?

Reminds me of the song by the Stones:

No, you can’t always get what you want

You can’t always get what you want

You can’t always get what you want

And if you try sometime you find

You get what you need

The trick is the trying – active engagement in your making your "luck."


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