5 Ways to Increase Your Odds of Success

5 Ways to Increase Your Odds of Career Success

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Some people believe in luck. Others believe in fate or spiritual principles. But when it comes to success, author Lewis Schiff says there are ways you can increase your odds of attaining it. He shares the following tips via Inc.:

Narrow your goals and focus.

Lucky people and wealthy people both commit to their goals and make their own luck in the process. Having a specific objective makes it easier to recognize a “lucky” opportunity when it comes your way because luck always favors a prepared mind. On the other hand, if you hedge your bets on a disparate set of goals, you can end up feeling lost and unlucky. As the ancient saying goes, “For a ship without a destination, there is no favorable wind.”

Play to win.

The lucky and the wealthy go at their objectives full bore, with a positive, winning attitude, and in doing so, they maximize their abilities to profit from chance. For instance, in my book I describe how the most skilled and successful negotiators are always those who investigate the other side’s positions the most thoroughly. The better prepared you are in any business dealing, the more ready you are to deal with bad surprises that a less-prepared person might deem as “bad luck.”

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