Enhancing the Role of Luck in Your Outcomes

.. or maybe it should be “enhancing the propensity for luck.” Luck often occurs when the environment is favorable to being lucky. Luck is a major factor underlying great things happening. Of course there is also bad luck. Luck comes in small and big bundles. One small piece of luck can change one’s fortunes, broadly defined, in permanent, enormous ways.

This blog generally addresses topics on the role and use of tools and data to know about a situation or trends … or influence favorable outcomes. Luck can play a role to influence favorable outcomes.

Today is a “Friday the 13th.” One of the few days that some are leery about, for no good reason. For me, I don’t think bad things will happen, but it’s on my mind. I might think about it once/twice in the week lead-up, or on that day. Does that create an environment for possibly less luck propensity? Maybe.

While luck is a matter of being at the right place at the right time, it can also be a matter of how one creates expanded opportunities for being in the right place at the right time … and being able to read the situation. Maybe a luck-oriented opportunity requires 2-3 extra steps for it to present itself. Plus other things worthy of dwelling on.

Enjoy your Friday the 13th. Go expand your opportunities for luck to occur; enjoy possible good fortunes. Consider how you can enhance luck propensities to achieve improved outcomes. It is not all strictly chance.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

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