Making your own luck on Friday 13th

Making your own luck on Friday 13th

When I bought my house I was temporarily confused the deeds said number 13 and some other documents said 15, but the house down the road is 15, so I settled with 13. Later I learned that 13 is not considered unlucky where I live, so I proudly embrace my lucky home.

It is lucky, although I already owned it and it needed a bit of work, it was here when I needed a home. When we discovered each other, we both found a purpose for each other. I love her, and she holds me.

In Western culture, Friday 13th is considered to be one of the most unlucky days in the calendar. I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine why a day can be so unlucky, so, instead, I have decided to make it my lucky Friday. Lucky house, lucky me, lucky Friday.

The day before Jesus’s crucifixion,(a Friday) there were 13 people gathered for his last supper. Apparently, it was also on a Friday that Eve gave Adam an apple, I’m not sure if it was also on the 13th. You need 13 witches to form a coven. Aren’t witches were the good guys? If you have sat through the Friday the 13th films, you are very unlucky as they are terrible, in my humble opinion.

While researching, I discovered that ‘The Ancient Egyptians believed life was a spiritual journey that unfolded in stages. They believed that 12 of those stages occurred in this life, but the final one, the 13th, was a joyous transformative ascension to an eternal afterlife.

Isn’t that a beautiful thought? We live through 12 stages, and on our 13th we can ascend to another sacred place. To me, this seems an excellent way to greet the end of our Earthly human days and move onto the afterlife.

What if the highest risk to Friday the 13th being unlucky is your belief in it? Perhaps it is a coincidence that stuff happens on this so called unlucky day? Maybe we have been brainwashed into being on high alert on Friday 13th.

What if Friday13th is your lucky day?

In 2017 there two occurrences of Friday 13th, January and October. Two occasions that I popped into my planner (I have the Daily Greatness Planner) at the start of the year. Today it’s October, Friday 13th and I think we should rock this day. Are you with me?

Everyone knows the harder you work at something, the luckier you get. What have you been working on that you can now harvest and what will you work on? I shall increase my luck chances by committing to:-

  • Having written four and published one book this year – Rude Awakenings (A journey to self-love)
  • Published at least two new courses (Writer’s Block is completed and Journey to self-love I am recording)
  • Decreased the pain in my thoracic region
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What is luck?

Richard Wiseman author of the ‘The Luck Factor‘set out to burst the bubble and myth of being unlucky. In his research, he says that:-

The findings have revealed that luck is not a magical ability or the result of random chance. Nor are people born lucky or unlucky. Instead, although lucky and unlucky people have almost no insight into the real causes of their good and bad luck, their thoughts and behavior are responsible for much of their fortune.

No surprises then? As I said earlier that what you focus on you can harvest. We make our luck by focusing on what we want, having a vision and taking action towards it. Flexing your behaviour, habits and beliefs will change your behaviour. By committing to embracing emotional intelligence changes the way you act. Deciding that you want to change will bring change, without your attention and action nothing will happen by luck or chance. Thoughts become a reality. I want to be the mistress of my reality, where it is humanly possible. How lucky would that be?

We know that things can happen over which we have no control and that is not luck either. However, we tend to call it luck or bad luck and sometimes karma. These things were going to happen anyway; you just happened to be where the stuff that was going to happen, happened. I can’t think what another term for these random events is other than luck. Even though it’s not luck, we will call it luck, which can also mean unlucky. As Richard Wiseman says, most people have little insight into what brought them to the point where the ‘luck’ thing happened.

When I muse over how I got to be living where I am. It wasn’t that I was lucky enough to find out that the man I was with was living a double life. It goes back way before that.

  • If it weren’t for someone calling me stupid, I wouldn’t have enrolled on an MBA.
  • If I hadn’t done the MBA, I wouldn’t have realised I was intelligent. Goodbye chip on my shoulder.
  • If it weren’t for a friend of a friend, I wouldn’t have got a job interview where I met someone who I was to spend sixteen years.
  • If that hadn’t ended, I wouldn’t have met the narcissist (in my opinion).
  • If I wasn’t made redundant, I wouldn’t have done two more qualifications, which help me with my work today.
  • If he hadn’t of tried to persuade me to part with my money for his house, when my intuition said to invest in a house elsewhere, I wouldn’t have my home.
  • And if it weren’t for my intuition I wouldn’t have opened his computer, seen his stuff and decide to move on.

My belief is that wasn’t luck, it was all pre-ordained and some good action taking. All I have to work out is why? I’m getting closer and at the same time losing fixation of why did you bring me here?

Friday the 13th is lucky because

  • Today is the day to review your intentions and consider if they still feel congruent, true to your heart and something you want to act on.
  • Today you can put a plan together to realise your dreams by the next Friday 13th (April 2018) and what a celebration that would be.
  • You can start planning a book today, and it could be published in 6 months six days, or 26 weeks six days, or 188 days. Wow, a published author.
  • You can also commit to changing your health and a whole range of other things if you start today. Imagine six habits, one per month, all taking you towards something that is important to you.

I’ll leave you with these two quotes that say it all.

Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have. Ed Bradley

 

Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have. Ed Bradley

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation. Seneca

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation. Seneca

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Supper

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coven

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/09/the-origin-of-friday-the-13th-as-an-unlucky-day/

http://www.richardwiseman.com/resources/The_Luck_Factor.pdf

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/luck.html

 

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Dale Darley

Strategist, Coach, writer and author. Helping you to make sense of your ideas and personal stories so that you can create simple strategic direction and design the right products and services for your business. Mum to three dogs and a family of swallows. Life without cake is a life unlived.

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