I didn't know!!!! How could I not know when it was always there right before my eyes? Richard Wiseman - a psychology professor at the University of Hertfordshire- set out to investigate lucky people and their good luck. He was curious to understand why it seemed that lucky people got lucky, had more lucky breaks, and seemed to always be in the right place at the right time.
On average, the unlucky people took about two minutes to count the photographs, whereas the lucky people took just seconds. Because the second page of the newspaper contained the message: "Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it. For fun, I placed a second large message halfway through the newspaper: "Stop counting.
Wiseman found that unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They look through newspapers determined to find certain types of job advertisements and as a result miss other types of jobs. Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there rather than just what they are looking for. Simply stated lucky people are more relaxed, open, and remain curious about the current situation at hand rather than become anxious and single focused and future oriented.
And then he asks me a question I will remember for the rest of my life: "Do you know that pickles are cucumbers? This changes everything. Other simple and perhaps obvious things that are life altering: Once in a great while, turn left instead of right when you go out your door. You could find love You can learn luck and win more cash prizes, scientifically proven. Be nice. You could get laid or otherwise change someone else's day in a positive way. Heartbreak doesn't kill you. It feels like it should, but it doesn't actually kill you.
Pickles are cucumbers.
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Sounds obvious, could be life altering. I still was awfully busy, and planned to say no, but decided that maybe I should pray about it first. The next morning, I opened the devotional guide I was using and turned to the scripture for the day. It was from Matthew 25 and described the last judgment. I was sitting in the chapel area with the other team members. The guests were on the other side of a partition; we were giving them privacy while they opened letters from members on the team.
Each team member had written to each guest. We could hear the occasional ripping of an envelope, but mostly there was silence. A deep sense came over me that what was being ripped was much more than envelopes. Defenses and barriers that had been built over a lifetime, resentments and bitter feelings that had kept others out, were being shredded by the words of care that we volunteers had penned. I started to cry. I hope my students will be prepared when the tide of divinity splashes into their lives as well.
I stretched out on the floor for five minutes of quiet, closed eyed, preparation for my afternoon patients when I found my brain struggling to find epiphanies of?. I had to get up.
Google immediatley got me to this post. My adult sunday school class has invited high school kids to speak to our class in recent weeks. Oh, how they need to read Forgetting Ourselves.
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November 29, Epiphanies of Recruitment Posted by Bob Ritzema under lifestyles , personal , purpose , work  Comments. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading