It might seem that some people are born with good luck, meaning
they have some special power that causes them to be luckier than
others. In fact, I received an e-mail from a man who bought my
book, "Secrets of Lucky People, and wanted to know if I
believed in what he called "raw luck." If you are interested
I posted my response to him on my site Good Luck Secrets, on
the page, Raw
Luck - Does it Exist?
But I later thought of another way - a better way, perhaps
- to explain why some people appear to be born lucky, which I
Imagine that 80,000 investment advisers are asked to predict
whether the stock market will be higher or lower in a year. Let's
also assume that are all idiots who know nothing about stocks
or the reasons they go up and down, so they just guess and make
up reasons for their guesses. Half say the market will be higher,
and half say lower. We know that half will be right in a year.
Now, what if we ask those 40,000 who were correct to guess again,
and again half predict one way and half the other? In another
year 20,000 will have been right for two consecutive guesses.
Notice that this is true even if they all just flipped a coin
to make their guess.
Suppose we continue in this way, having those who were right
guess again each year. After eight years there will still be
312 investment advisors who correctly predicted the direction
of the market every single year for eight years in-a-row. We
could call them brilliant, or if we knew that they did it by
flipping a coin each year - which would have worked - we could
imagine that they were born lucky. But we can see that it is
just a result of the probabilities when we lay it out this way.
Now if a few thousand people flipping a coin or otherwise
randomly guessing about the direction of the stock market can
result in hundreds of "lucky" individuals who get eight
consecutive guesses correct, what does that say about those who
we perceive as being born lucky? It seems clear that just by
random chance some will have to appear to have some special powers
of good fortune.
In fact, given the billions of people on Earth, sheer chance
says that some will have a lifetime of good luck for no reason
other than the normal play of probabilities. But just like the
investment advisers who were right for eight years, there is
no reason to suspect that such "lucky people" are born
with some special blessing. In the case of those investment advisors
who seemed lucky, half will guess wrong in year nine - the same
percentage that any other group of people would achieve.
But even though being born lucky - having some inherent power
or attribute - seems unlikely, and has not been proven to exist,
there are those who have more of what we call good luck. They
are those who think and act in certain ways that throw the odds
in their favor. That gets us back to my book, which you can order
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