Interesting article on why some people seem to have all the luck.
Point of the article: being more
open-minded and less rigid in one's thinking enables us to see more opportunities in life, and just the simple fact of seeing many more opportunities presents us with more chances of having experiences that are thought of as "good luck."
From the article:"People who spot and seize opportunity are more open to life's forking paths, so they see opportunities that others miss.""An open person heads to the dog park thinking he might encounter a new friend, business partner or romantic interest. A closed person sees only dog owners."
open-minded people do encounter misfortune, "… they brush off disappointment and launch themselves headlong toward the next fortunate circumstance."
So making a point of observing everything that's going on around us, even making an extra effort to do so if need be, brings before us many more opportunities that we now notice and didn't notice before. Some of them will have good outcomes for us, more so than is the case if we keep our minds closed and notice little that is going on around us. And when we do take advantage of those good opportunities that we didn't notice before, this makes it appear that we really are "luckier" than others.
And you know what? Maybe this thread isn't so off-topic after all. Taking the above-described
open-minded, observant, approach can work as well in how we deal with the PCa experience. Look for as many positive opportunities as possible in a particular situation. See what good can come from those opportunities which we have now made a special effort to find and observe. Take advantage of the good ones. Don't dwell on setbacks but "… launch headlong toward the next fortunate circumstance."
So maybe it's true that we really do "make our own luck." We just have to have the right mindset to do it.
Something to think about