It might seem like some people are born lucky. But experts say you actually CREATE your own luck. Here are four strategies that'll supposedly help you do it . . .
1. Try new things. Experts say that you have to try something NEW to create luck. Travel by yourself, talk to strangers, and go to events where you don't know anyone. It may sound scary, but you'll network with new people, and that leads to opportunities.
2. Believe in yourself. Lucky people BELIEVE that they're lucky. And they don't see setbacks as permanent, or personal. They see problems as temporary issues with easy recoveries.
3. Take more breaks. People tend to think that working hard is the best way to achieve. But studies actually found the opposite to be true. The quality of your breaks increases your productivity, and your chances of hitting on a great idea.
4. Turn a case of bad luck into something positive. Which is basically another way of saying, 'look on the bright side,' or 'learn from your mistakes.'
Next time you're hit with a setback, ask yourself: How does this make me smarter, stronger and clearer about what I want? (MSN Living)