Why Do I Have Bad Luck? Here's How To Change Your Destiny (2022)

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A couple of months ago, I met up with an old friend of mine who I hadn’t seen since last year. We talked about all kinds of things, including our careers, relationships, and hobbies.

My friend told me his job had become dull and uninteresting to him and despite applying for promotion, he’d been turned down. His personal life wasn’t great either, as he told me that he’d recently separated from his long-term girlfriend.

When I asked him why things had seemingly gone wrong at home and work, he replied:

“I’m having a run of bad luck.”

I was surprised by his response as I’d never thought of him as someone who thought that luck controlled his life. He always appeared to be someone who knew what he wanted – and went after it with gusto.

It was at this point, that I shared my opinion on luck and destiny:

While chance events certainly occur, they are purely random in nature.

In other words, good luck and bad luck don’t exist in the way that people believe.

If you want to change your destiny, keep on reading.

How to Change Bad Luck

Are you one of those people who are always suffering setbacks? Does little ever seem to go right for you? Do you sometimes feel that the universe is out to get you?

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Do you wonder: Why do I have bad luck? Is bad luck real?

Your luck is no worse and no better than anyone else’s. It just feels that way. Even if random negative events do come along, our perspective and reaction can turn them into positive things.

Better still, there are two simple things you can do which will reverse your feelings of being unlucky and change your luck.

1. Stop Believing That What Happens in Life Is Out of Your Control

Stop believing that what happens in your life is down to the vagaries of luck, destiny, supernatural forces, malevolent other people, or anything else outside yourself.

Psychologists call this “external locus of control.” It’s a kind of fatalism where people believe that they can do little or nothing personally to change their lives.

Because of this, they either merely hope for the best, focus on trying to change their luck by various kinds of superstition, or submit passively to whatever comes—while complaining that it doesn’t match their hopes.

Most successful people take the opposite view. They have an “internal locus of control.” They believe that what happens in their life is nearly all down to them; and that even when chance events occur, what is important is not the event itself, but how you respond to it.

This makes them proactive, engaged, ready to try new things, and keen to find the means to change whatever in their lives they don’t like. They aren’t fatalistic and they don’t blame bad luck for what isn’t right in their world. They look for a way to make things better.

Why am I so unlucky? That is not the case.

Luck is random—that’s what chance means—so they are just as likely to suffer setbacks as anyone else.

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What’s different is their response.

When things go wrong, they quickly look for ways to put them right. They don’t whine, pity themselves, or complain about “bad luck.” They try to learn from what happened to avoid or correct it next time and get on with living their life as best they can. They have this Motivation Engine, which most people lack, to keep them going.

No one is habitually luckier or unluckier than anyone else. It may seem so, over the short term (Random events often come in groups, just as random numbers often lie close together for several instances—which is why gamblers tend to see patterns where none exist).

When you take a longer perspective, random chance is just random. Yet, those who feel that they are less lucky typically pay far more attention to short-term instances of bad luck, convincing themselves of the correctness of their belief.

Your locus of control isn’t genetic. You learned it somehow. If it isn’t working for you, change it. This is the mindset that will change your destiny.

2. Remember That Whatever You Pay Attention to Grows in Your Mind

You may be wondering if it’s possible to change your bad luck. But if you focus on what’s going wrong in your life—especially if you see it as “bad luck,” you can do nothing about—it will seem blacker and more malevolent.

In a short time, you’ll become so convinced that everything is against you that you’ll notice more instances where this appears to be true. As a result, you will drown yourself in negative energy and almost certainly stop trying, convinced that nothing you can do will improve your prospects.

Not long ago, a reader (I’ll call her Kelly) shared with me how frustrated she felt and how unlucky she was. Kelly’s an aspiring entrepreneur. She had been trying to find investors to invest in her project.

It hadn’t been going well as she was always rejected by potential investors. And at her most stressful time, her boyfriend broke up with her. And the day after her breakup, she missed an important opportunity to meet an interested investor. She was about to give up because she felt that she’d not be lucky enough to build her business successfully.

It definitely wasn’t an easy time for her. She was stressed and tired. But it wasn’t bad luck that was playing the role.

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Fatalism feeds on itself until people become passive “victims” of life’s blows. The “losers” in life are those who are convinced they will fail before they start anything – sure that their “bad luck” will ruin any prospects of success.

They rarely notice that the true reasons for their failure are ignorance, laziness, lack of skill, lack of forethought, or just plain foolishness—all of which they could do something to correct, if only they would stop blaming other people or “bad luck” for their personal deficiencies.

Considering this, there really is no way to learn how to change bad luck because it does not exist.

Your attention is under your control. Send it where you want it to go. Starve the negative thoughts until they die.

I explained to Kelly that to improve her fortune and have “good luck”, first decide that what happens is nearly always down to her. Then, try to focus on what works and what turns out well, not the bad stuff.

Then, Kelly tried to review her current situation objectively. She realized that she only needed a short break for herself — from work and her just broken-up relationship. She really needed some time to clear up her mind before moving on with her work and life.

When she got her emotions settled down from her heartbreak, she started to work on improving her business’ selling points and looked for new investors that are more suitable.

A few months later, she told me that she finally found two investors who were really interested in her project and would like to work with her to grow the business. I was really glad that she could take back control of her destiny and achieve what she wanted.

Your “fate” really does depend on the choices that you make. When random events happen, as they always will, do you choose to try to turn them to your advantage or just complain about them?

In my book The Full Life Essential Guide, I explain how you can make use of a solid framework to take charge of your life and live your best life no matter what happens around you. Get your copy and find out what you can do to make wise choices in life.

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So, Is Luck Real?

Luck can be defined as the force that causes things, especially good ones, to happen by chance, and not as a result of your ability or effort. On the flip side, there are also people that blame bad luck for negative things that happen to them

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A lot of people think that good luck and bad luck is something they are naturally born with, and that it is influenced by a higher power.

But with billions of people in the world, the concept of luck may not be real. Every day, you are surrounded by other events and people. Good and bad things can happen to you even if you don’t make any effort or conscious decision.

For example, you may win a few hundred dollars on your first time in a Casino.

It all comes down to a simple concept that is based on your perspective and how you view the world around you. When you look at things from a positive mindset, you will see yourself as “lucky,” even if there is no lucky person in reality.

Final Thoughts

Now, you’ve learned the 2 simple things you can do to take control of your fate and create your own luck. But this isn’t it!

If you think you’re “suffering from bad luck”, you can really change things up. It may even be a lot easier than you thought: How to Start Over and Reboot Your Life When It Seems Too Late

Thomas Jefferson is said to have used these words:

“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

If you think that negative things are happening in your life, stop asking “Why am I so unlucky?”

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Just remember that your luck, in the end, is pretty much what you choose it to be.

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FAQs

How can I change my bad luck to good luck? ›

Sum Up
  1. Maximize Opportunities: Keep trying new things.
  2. Listen To Hunches: Especially if it's an area where you have some experience, trust your intuition.
  3. Expect Good Fortune: Be an optimist. A little delusion can be good.
  4. Turn Bad Luck Into Good: Don't dwell on the bad. Look at the big picture.

Why am I unlucky all the time? ›

Learned helplessness

These situations are out of your control and may be traumatic. A person who has endured years of abuse, poor health, or difficult financial hardships may feel this way. It may seem hard to believe that anything better could happen. But it is a mindset that can be unlearned.

What are signs of bad luck? ›

List
  • pointing at a rainbow.
  • throwing rocks into the wind.
  • a coyote crossing one's path heading north.
  • an owl flying over a house.

How do I reset my luck? ›

One of the biggest things you can do to change your luck is to expose yourself to new, chance opportunities. If you do the same thing everyday, you're limiting those opportunities. Changing your routine can be as simple as changing your route to work, talking to new people, or meeting up with friends at a new venue.

How can I bring good luck to my life? ›

Easy & Effective Ways To Bring More Luck Into Your Life
  1. Start Your Day With Gratitude. ...
  2. Stay As Positive As Possible. ...
  3. Fake It 'Til You Make It. ...
  4. Live As If You've Already Met Your Goals. ...
  5. Meet As Many People As You Can. ...
  6. Go Ahead And Plant Some "Seeds" ...
  7. Don't Keep Your Goals A Secret. ...
  8. Expect Good Things To Come Your Way.
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What makes a person lucky? ›

The truth is that lucky people aren't lucky by sheer accident. They're lucky because of the mindset they bring to life. A mindset that accepts bad luck as inevitable but good luck as something we create by sheer hard work, bravery and optimism.

Is luck a real thing? ›

Luck Does Exist

The Cambridge English dictionary defines luck as 'the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities'. Many people believe that luck is something that you're naturally born with and is driven by a higher power.

What is a bad luck person called? ›

luckless, unfortunate, hapless or ill-fated.

What are the unlucky numbers? ›

What are the unluckiest numbers? According to global superstitions, the unluckiest numbers are 12, 17, 13 and 666. The Japanese culture also believes some ages to be unlucky including 25, 42 and 60.

What brings luck and good fortune? ›

Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Charms

Some legends attribute them to faith, hope, love, and luck, while others say they'll bring fame, wealth, health, and faithful love. There are many variations of clover that always have four leaves, but the lucky ones come from the white clover plant, Trifolium repens.

Whats the best crystal for luck? ›

One of the best crystals that brings good luck has to be Green Jade. For centuries Green Jade has been a stone that is synonymous with luck, wealth, and fortune. This is the reason you often see Green Jade in places of businesses. Red Jade is also known to be a lucky stone as is Citrine and Green Aventurine.

Are some people born lucky? ›

In it, Harden studies how our genes influence the way we think, feel, and act—a field known as behavioral genetics. She writes that some people are born lucky, with DNA containing variants that predispose them to academic achievement, stable jobs, higher incomes and greater well-being.

Is there a prayer for good luck? ›

Give me good health and well-being. Open doors in my life that lead to a good fortune so that all my endeavors in this life might be glorifying to You. I pray this in Your boundless mercy. Amen.

What should I keep in my wallet to attract money? ›

Rice Grains: Rice represents good life and abundance. Keeping a few grains of rice in your wallet will attract wealth and fresh energy.
...
These are:
  • Torn banknotes.
  • Too many debit cards.
  • Unpaid bills or receipts.
  • Medicines.
  • Snacks.
  • Old currency.
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Which color attracts money? ›

Attracting Money: Decorate in Red, Purple or Green

Purple and green are also key colors for attracting prosperity but there's a hitch. "If you really can't stand the color green, it won't work for you.

What animal brings you good luck? ›

Bulls are known for bringing luck to a variety of cultures. Greek, Celtic, Egyptian and East Indian people all see the animal as a powerful force. The bull is said to be a sign of positive things from good health to wealth. The Greeks looked upon the bull as a master of love and fertility.

Which Colour wallet is good for money? ›

Black is a very popular color for wallets and luckily, this symbolizes prosperity and wealth. If you are looking to advance your career or increase your fortune connected with the business, this is the ideal color for you.

What is the world's luckiest number? ›

Perhaps part of the answer lies in a seminal paper published in 1956 by the psychologist George A Miller called “The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two”. Miller claims that it is more than just coincidence that the number 7 seems to be all around us.

Who is the luckiest person in this world? ›

Frano Selak or Frane Selak (14 June 1929 – 30 November 2016) was a Croatian man who was known for his frequent brushes with death. He has been described as either the world's luckiest or unluckiest man.

What types of people are lucky? ›

Lucky people are also optimistic. They have positive expectations, which lead to self-fulfilling prophecies. Even if things take a turn for the worse, they can spot the good in a situation. Unlucky people might see the same situation and only point out the negatives.

Do you believe in destiny or luck? ›

Answer: No I do not believe in luck/destiny. I believe in hardwork.It is just that hardwork pays later on in life. The harder you work the great is your result.

Who made luck? ›

Luck is a 2022 computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Peggy Holmes, co-directed by Javier Abad, and written by Kiel Murray who co-wrote the story with Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, based on an original concept by Rebeca Carrasco, Juan De Dios and Julián Romero.

Is luck an illusion? ›

But most of the time, the concept of luck is merely an illusion. What happens to you is a manifestation of what you think, do, say and the relationships that you have. Your choices are your future. "The best way to predict the future is to create it".

What is a symbol of wealth? ›

1- Gold. One of the most valuable metals on earth, gold has always been a universal symbol of wealth, prosperity, and power.

What animal represents wealth? ›

1. Bat. An ancient symbol of wealth, the word 'bat' means prosperity in Chinese. It should be placed in the Southeast section of your home as it is known to be a symbol of wealth and wellness.

What is the most unlucky day? ›

Unlucky Day is celebrated on December 31 every year. It is a day for you to turn your bad luck into luck by forgetting about your misfortunes.
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Unlucky Day dates.
YearDateDay
2022December 31Saturday
2023December 31Sunday
2024December 31Tuesday
2025December 31Wednesday
1 more row
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What is an unlucky color? ›

In many cultures, black is thought to be unlucky and black cats, in particular, are said to bring bad luck to anyone that crosses their path. In China, white is generally seen as unlucky, while Brazil and Thailand consider purple to be a colour that can bring about misfortune to anyone who uses it outside of a funeral.

What are the luckiest 3 digit numbers? ›

3, 7, 13, 31, 37, 43, 67, 73, 79, 127, 151, 163, 193, 211, 223, 241, 283, 307, 331, 349, 367, 409, 421, 433, 463, 487, 541, 577, 601, 613, 619, 631, 643, 673, 727, 739, 769, 787, 823, 883, 937, 991, 997, ... (sequence A031157 in the OEIS). It has been conjectured that there are infinitely many lucky primes.

What is the unluckiest number? ›

Unexplained fears surrounding the number 13 can be traced to ancient times. Unexplained fears surrounding the number 13 can be traced to ancient times.

What Stone brings good luck? ›

One of the best crystals that brings good luck has to be Green Jade. For centuries Green Jade has been a stone that is synonymous with luck, wealth, and fortune. This is the reason you often see Green Jade in places of businesses. Red Jade is also known to be a lucky stone as is Citrine and Green Aventurine.

What brings luck and good fortune? ›

Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Charms

Some legends attribute them to faith, hope, love, and luck, while others say they'll bring fame, wealth, health, and faithful love. There are many variations of clover that always have four leaves, but the lucky ones come from the white clover plant, Trifolium repens.

How do you get rid of bad luck from breaking a mirror? ›

Don't Break a Mirror

Everyone knows breaking a mirror is bad luck, but it's even worse luck to throw away the broken pieces. Instead, grind the broken pieces down to dust and scatter them in the wind or take a piece of the mirror to be able to reflect the moon when the next full moon comes around.

What signs should not wear Moonstone? ›

Mercury is incompatible with the Moon. So, it is never advisable to wear the Emerald, the stone of Mercury with pearl or moonstone. Lucky Stone for Cancer date of Birth (22nd June 22nd July)Cancer born natives are under the rule of Moon.

What is the best stone to wear? ›

Gemstones that are well suited to daily wear
  • Diamonds, rubies and sapphires. ...
  • Amethyst. ...
  • Quartz. ...
  • Citrine. ...
  • Tanzanite. ...
  • Onyx. ...
  • Moonstone. ...
  • Pearl.
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What crystal is best for money? ›

The best crystals for money are gems that invite abundance. Citrine is known as the merchant's stone, Pyrite is called fool's gold, Green Jade brings luck and abundance, and Green Aventurine is a dab hand at attracting wealth.

What is the best color to attract money? ›

Gold is the most powerful color if you are thinking of attracting affluence, fame, and wealth.

What is the lucky color for money? ›

Attracting Money: Decorate in Red, Purple or Green

"Color has a powerful impact on mood, and red is considered auspicious and powerful. Think of walking the red carpet or wearing a red power tie," explains Laura. Purple and green are also key colors for attracting prosperity but there's a hitch.

Is a mirror facing your bed bad luck? ›

Many experts say that a mirror facing the bed promotes intrusion of a third party into the couple's relationship and possibly encourage infidelity. This is because the reflection of the mirror doubles the energy and luck of those sleeping on the bed, and one of those luck is romance.

What do you call a person who brings bad luck? ›

4 letter answer(s) to person who brings bad luck

JINX.

What is the lucky charm for gambling? ›

Chrysoberyl, or the cat's-eye gem, is a beautiful and affordable gemstone that's not only known for its unique pattern but also as a lucky charm for gambling. Many people wear the semi-precious gem in a ring, necklace, bracelet or some other kind of jewelry so that it's always on them.

Is gambling all about luck? ›

Is Gambling About Skill or Luck and Random Chance? Gambling, by definition, involves risking something of value on an uncertain event. This can be a roll of the dice, a turn of a playing card, or the outcome of a sporting event. In that respect, gambling always involves a certain degree of luck.

Which direction should you gamble? ›

Best position: To sit in the east and face west. people and rat people. south and face north.

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