Ever since man became aware of his own existence, he has been fascinated by the mystical nature of luck.
What is it about certain people that brings all the good luck to them, while others experience the series of unfortunate and unlucky events at every turn of their lives?
Is it their beliefs? Or are we looking at the law of attraction? Does god really exist, and he has decided our entire lives? And the most important question of them all- is there any way we could change, and enhance our luck?
A magician turned researcher, Richard Wiseman, was intrigued by the phenomenon of luck, and asked himself the same questions.
It all began when one day, during his magic show, a lady volunteer told him that his trick has, in fact, nothing to do with his abilities as a magician, but rather her own good luck.
Mr. Wiseman then embarked on a journey to discover the mechanism behind luck, and what made people lucky, or unlucky.
For eight years he conducted surveys, and interviewed hundreds of people who considered themselves exceptionally lucky, as well as people who were hopelessly unlucky.
The research had people from all walks of life- businessmen, students, lawyers, doctors, teachers, factory workers, computer analysts to housewives. They also varied in age; the youngest being an 18 year old student, to the oldest being 84, a retired accountant.
The extensive study of the lives of those people led to very interesting results.